HUNTSVILLE, Ala - The Girl Scouts of North Central Alabama offer young women a wonderful opportunity to become confident, successful leaders. Girl Scout Gold Award recipient, Alexandra Bolton, talks with Michelle Stark about how this organization can be so beneficial for girls.
Bolton earned her Gold Award for her project "Inspired Art", which focused on inspiring at-risk teens to the arts. She introduced them to opportunities through programs designed around the arts, such as dance and theatre. Bolton felt like some teens were labeled as "problem children," but she believed there was just a lack of programs geared toward mentoring them. After self-reflection, Bolton realized that she found a lot of her support from her dance and theatre family and she wanted other girls to experience that same support.
Her project not only inspired the girls to continue to pursue theatre and dance, but it left many of the theatre and dance teachers wanting to continue to encourage and inspire young girls. Bolton`s success is due in part to the courage, confidence, and character she obtained through Girl Scouting. Bolton has also independently turned her Girl Scout Gold Award project into a non-profit.
This is just one individual success story of a Girl Scout among many. If you are interested in being a Girl Scout, being an adult volunteer for the Girl Scouts, or know of someone who would like to learn more about the Girl Scouts, follow this link to the North Central Alabama Girl Scouts website, or call 256-883-1020, ext. 1400.
Girl Scouts offer opportunities for girls in kindergarten through twelfth grade. There is a minimal $15 yearly membership fee, and troops are accepting girls now.