Sarasota County resident and Cardinal Mooney Catholic High School student Faith Holliday earned Girl Scouting’s highest honor – the Gold Award – with her project titled, Donte’s Den Agility Course.
Holliday, a canine enthusiast, understands how important it is for dogs to have daily exercise to be healthy. She teamed up with Donte’s Den, an organization that cares for dogs separated from their families, to construct an outdoor agility course. The course, built with donated supplies, includes a teeter-totter to cross, hurdles to jump, and poles to weave through. Holliday’s new furry friends are having a doggone good time!
“Because of this project, I discovered I can lead a group and make a work environment fun and positive,” Holliday said. “I was also able to improve my time management skills.”
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.