The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest award that a Girl Scout can earn, and equivalent to the Boy Scout Eagle Award. To earn it, the Girl Scout identifies an issue and completes a minimum of eighty hours working towards addressing the issue. I have decided to complete my Gold Award, focusing on the importance of pollinators and how we as a community can help the pollinators.
To educate the community, I will create presentations about the importance of pollinators for local preschools, elementary schools, and middle schools. So far I have visited one preschool and one elementary school, giving my presentation to just over 100 children. Another part of the Gold Award will be inviting community members to our hives, and providing them with a beekeeping suit, so they can see up close what the hive looks like.
This is where the Karma for Cara foundation comes in. Just last weekend, I was awarded a grant to buy three beekeeping suits for the community. It will also supply me with enough money to make small "Save the Bees" buttons to hand out at classroom visits.
Below are images from the classroom visits