Happy Birthday Boxes
Asha’s project addressed the homeless and low income family children at Hope Supply Co., an organization which serves 6,300 homeless children in North Texas. Her aim was to create awareness and education by making “Happy Birthday Boxes” for the children to celebrate their birthdays.
Asha is a member of Troop 1563. She is a student at Colleyville Heritage High School with an expected graduation date of May 2024. Her Gold Award Project Advisor was Yasmin Hadwani.
Don't Worry, Plant Happy
Ryan’s project addressed people’s overall health and well-being. She recognized that two components of this are what a person eats and how the person feels. In additional to eating well, gardening has been shown to improve a person’s mental state by providing them with a positive outlet.
Ryan was a member of Troop 2022. She is a 2022 graduate of James Martin High School. Her Gold Award Project Advisor was Jeff Samuelson.
Care Connect Chemotherapy
Katherine’s project addressed lack of connection and understanding about how to help children battling cancer. She created a program/awareness campaign for kids battling cancer to feel more connected to people in their community.
Katherine is a member of Troop 4056. She is a student at Carroll High School with an expected graduation date of May 2025. Her Gold Award Project Advisor was Katie Maxwell.
No More Single Use Plastic
Milena’s project addressed the fact that Texas has more marine debris along its coastline than any other state in the nation. While Fort Worth is removed from the coastline, the amount of garbage left in public parks has increased since the pandemic. She coordinated with area leaders and organizations to provide regular clean-up days at local parks. By doing so, less trash reaching the river basins, ultimately impacting the Texas coast.
Milena was a member of Troop 2410. She graduated in 2022 from Ursuline Academy of Dallas. Her Gold Award Project Advisor was Karen McCormick.
Pics for Grads
Colleen’s project addressed the issue of kids in poverty having low self-esteem and lacking the feeling of inclusion. Working with students in her school’s Families in Transition program, she created a way for each of the seniors to receive professional senior photographs, allowing them to show their individual styles as well as receive a photo in cap and gown.
Colleen is a member of Troop 1611. She will graduate from Lamar High School this year. Her Gold Award Project Advisor was Cynthia Ward.
Grace’s project addressed the issues of health and comfort by providing pillows to mastectomy patients following surgery. The pillows rest under patients’ arms post surgery as they recover in an upright supported position in The Healing Chair. The pillows make the patients time in the chair more comfortable and relaxing.
Grace is a member of Troop 4026. She will graduate this spring from Carroll Senior High School. Her Gold Award Project Advisor was Kathleen Ruth.
The Happy Home Pantry
Lillian’s project addressed hunger within her community. By creating a mini food pantry for people to give and take as needed, she hopes to help those who feel embarrased or shameful in needing to ask for help to feed themselves or their family. By providing the pantry in places people already visit regularly, it causes less anxiety for those who need it.
Lillian was a member of Troop 2753. She is a 2022 graduate of Boswell High School. Her Gold Award Project Advisor was Pedro Zambrano.
Take a Pic Save a Pet
Georgia’s project addressed the overflow of the Weatherford Animal Shelter where animals have been overproduced or dumped from irresponsible pet owners. Many of these animals are not adopted in a timely manner. Through her project, she created a warm and welcoming environment to those looking to adopt, as well as providing an updated place to photograph adoptable pets for digital promotion.
Georgia is a member of Troop 4817. She will graduate this spring from Aledo High School. Her Gold Award Project Advisor was Therese Everett.
Jacksboro Agriculture Up-Scale
Keelyn’s project was identified her freshman year of high school through her involvement with the FFA. By updated and fixing up the farm where the FFA raises livestock, she significantly improved the operations of the Jacksboro school farm, allowing more animals to be kept at the facility.
Keelyn is a member of Troop 4817. She attends Jacksboro High School and will graduate this spring. Her Gold Award Project Advisor was Kori Lewis.
Community Garden for the City of Saginaw
Makayla’s project addressed a community garden’s lack of involved ownership. While the City of Saginaw helps maintain the garden, the ultimate responsibility lies with the Saginaw community. By creating long-term activities at the garden, she was able to instill in the community the importance of taking care of their garden.
Makayla was a member of Troop 2753. She graduated from Saginaw High School is 2022. Her Gold Award Project Advisory was Cindy Bighorse.
Benbrook Leadership Program
Ava’s project addressed a lack of connection and communication between high school students and local government. She developed a program, with support from the mayor, to increase youth engagement and understanding in the needs of the community they live.
Ava was a member of Troop 2504. She graduated from Benbrook Middle High School in the spring of 2022. Her Gold Award Project Advisor was Benbrook Mayor, Jason Ward.
Christ's Haven Bee Garden and Educational Program
Julia’s project addressed the issue of the declining bee population. Working with Christ’s Haven, she was able to construct a bee garden on their grounds. Along with this garden, the youth residents now have a hands-on education about the importance of bees to the environment.
Julia is a member of Troop 3377. She will graduate this spring from Keller High School. Her Gold Award Project Advisor was Summer Woods.
Fidget Aprons for the Dementia Patients
Kayleigh’s project aimed to support dementia patients. Patients often do not have family members to help or care for them on a regular basis. The aprons provide entertainment as well as support brain activity and sharpen fine motor skills.
Kayleigh was a member of Troop 2753. She graduated in 2022 from Saginaw High School. Her Gold Award Project Advisor was Mary Gilliam.
Cadence’s project addressed the need for a soothing place for therapy sessions for those living in poverty. By supplying rooms set-up for mental, speech, physical, and sensory therapy, her project helps impact the early education of the Opportunity School’s attendees.
Cadence is a member of Troop 5705. She attends Amarillo High School with a projected graduation date of spring 2024. Her Gold Award Project Advisor was Traci Fredman.
Words of Kindness and Encouragement
Teagan’s project addressed mental health in children, specifically within her local elementary school where bullying is an issue. By creating encouraging words in the student restrooms, she offers a pick-me-up during the day for students who need a kind and encouraging word.
Teagan is a member of Troop 3320. She attends Fort Worth Christian Academy High School with a projected graduation date of spring 2024. Her Gold Award Project Advisor was Beth Kwansy.
Ready, Set, Period.
Madison’s project aims to address the lack of education and confidence that girls and women have about their menstrual cycles. By creating a safe-place for young women to learn and discuss to talk about their cycles, she opened up the conversation that many girls are embarrased to discuss.
Madison is a member of Troop 0002. She will graduate this spring from James Martin High School. Her Gold Award Project Advisor was Joy Richardson.
Martin High School's Black History Month Monologue Competition
Kamille’s project addressed the lack of diversity in theater and musical productions, as well as the lack of education in many children’s theater programs. Though her project, she was able to introduce students to black theater playwrights and allow them to experience the joy and magic that comes from the theater.
Kamille is a member of Troop 1650. She will graduate this spring from Martin High School. Her Gold Award Project Advisor was Gerri Brown.