Girl Scout Gold Award Project: Lindsey Romig, Littleton, “Aware”


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Lindsey Romig
Littleton 

Dakota Ridge High School
Aware

What did you do for your Gold Award project?

For my Gold Award project I chose to educate people about homelessness: what causes someone to be homeless and who the homeless are. I mostly focused on the population of panhandlers because I feel like they don’t get as much attention as the people who are getting help from shelters and food banks. I did a lot of research, and for my project I created a video, borrowed a video, and created a final result video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFF36kmdsQQ ; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtJWkMrtlvo ; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwnyqrbeSYs

Why did you pursue this Gold Award project?

In the last few years I have been surrounded by people and places attempting to help the homeless.

How did your Gold Award project make a difference?

My Gold Award introduced the program “Food Not Cash,” which is a way of helping panhandlers without giving them money.

What skills did you gain through earning your Gold Award?

Through earning my Gold Award I have become a better public speaker, I have become better at researching, and I have become a better leader.

What will you most remember about your Gold Award project?

My project got amazing responses, and inspired many people; I believe this is what I will remember about my Gold Award project.

How will earning your Gold Award help you in your future?

Because I have earned my Gold Award I hope that I will continue to learn about the issue of homelessness, continue to become a better public speaker, and to be completely honest, I hope that schools will see that because I have earned this award that I am a strong leader, and have a desire to learn.

Why do you feel the Gold Award is an important part of your Girl Scout experience?

I believe that the Gold Award is a way for a girl to “discover herself:” learn her limits, and learn where she can push herself. I think that knowing those things is invaluable in the “real world.”

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