Collier County resident and Naples High School graduate Erika Miller earned Girl Scouting’s highest honor – the Gold Award – with her project titled, Skirts for All.
Miller believes that sewing is an important skill that is quickly becoming lost in the modern world. She invited young girls to join a workshop where she taught an introductory lesson on how to sew a reversible wrap skirt. Together, they sewed 20 skirts, which they donated to Love A Child, an organization serving children in Haiti. By uploading a do-it-yourself reversible skirt video, she hopes others will be inspired to create and donate clothes to the less fortunate.
Miller said, “Following the steps to complete my Gold Award have prepared me for future leadership projects in college, my career, and life.”
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.