Collier County resident and Naples High School graduate Hayley Reid earned Girl Scouting’s highest honor—the Gold Award—with her project titled Save the Bees.
Determined to promote the preservation of bees and bee habitats, Hayley built bee houses and spread awareness of the issue throughout her community. Using fallen trees from Hurricane Irma she constructed and installed bee houses, along with educational posters, in her neighborhood and in other public spaces. Hayley immediately recorded bee activity in her artificial habitats and hopes her project will combat the declining bee population for years to come.
“I learned a lot about myself and my community through my Gold Award. My community is very encouraging and willing to help, especially for environmental issues.”
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.