Rifle High School
Wilderness Survival Camp
What did you do for your Gold Award project?
For my Gold Award project I created a camp for girls between the ages 11 and 16 to learn wilderness survival skills, self-confidence and leadership skills. The camp ran for two days and one night. The girls learned the skills mentioned above and much more.
Why did you pursue this Gold Award project?
I pursued this Gold Award project because I believe that every girl should be self-reliant and have leadership skills in order for them to have a better future.
How did your Gold Award project make a difference?
My Gold Award project made a huge difference in the girls who came to the camp. They learned new leadership skill and they learned how to be confident.
What skills did you gain through earning your Gold Award?
I learned how to be a better leader and a better listener. Each girl learned a little differently and I had to conform to their needs in order for them to learn.
What will you most remember about your Gold Award project?
I will always remember Alice. She was very shy and timid, but by the end of the camp she was outgoing. She gave me the wilderness name of “Golden Eagle.” She explained to me that I was a strong leader and I had just earned my Gold Award, hence the name Golden Eagle. I will remember all the girls. They all made a lasting impression on my heart.
How will earning your Gold Award help you in your future?
By earning my Gold Award it has given me more confidence and leadership skills. Both of these will prove to be helpful in my future by making me a stronger woman and a more efficient leader.
Why do you feel the Gold Award is an important part of your Girl Scout experience?
The Gold Award is a very important part of Girl Scouting. Every girl should earn their Gold Award. It is such a good experience and makes you a better leader. It is a huge accomplishment and it is very rewarding.