Lee County resident and Cape Coral High School graduate Katelyn Blair has earned Girl Scouting’s highest honor – the Gold Award – with her project titled, The Relaxation Garden.
After discovering that budget cuts at the Cape Coral Group Homes would affect the members’ access to healthier foods, Blair sprang into action. With the help of her team, she planted a vegetable garden and installed benches to provide a safe, relaxing environment, while promoting healthy lifestyle choices. Members of the group home were involved in the project and look forward to tending the garden for years to come.
“Because of this project, I have become more confident,” Blair said. “I overcame my shyness in order to take the lead and make my project a success.”
The Girl Scout Gold Award, open to high school Girl Scouts, recognizes girls who demonstrate extraordinary leadership through take-action projects with sustainable impact in their communities. The Gold Award is so prestigious that some universities and colleges offer scholarships unique to Gold Award Girl Scouts, and girls who enlist in the U.S. Armed Forces may receive advanced rank in recognition of their achievements.