Tessa Burrell earns Girl Scouts’ highest award
Sunbury resident Tessa Burrell recently received the Girl Scout Gold Award for her service project entitled “Prevailing Moxie Therapeutic Riding Center Stable Renovation”. The purpose of her project was to renovate the horse stables at Prevailing Moxie Therapeutic Riding Center, a non-profit organization formed to improve human lives through connections with horses. She accomplished her project by painting the stables for the horses, creating a profile for each horse, reorganizing the storage area and labeling all items inside the area. Her project has provided a better stable environment where students can be more relaxed and focused.
Burrell attends Big Walnut High School. She is the daughter of Richard and Jeanna Burrell.
The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest award a Girl Scout Senior (girls in grades 9–10) or Girl Scout Ambassador (girls in grades 11–12) can earn, and symbolizes exceptional achievement in leadership development, career exploration and community service.
The Gold Award project is the culmination of all the work a girl puts in to fulfilling a need within her community. Gold Award projects, whether local or global, create sustainable social change and make the world a better place. The project is more than a good service; it encompasses a minimum of 80 hours of organizational leadership, critical thinking, marketing and networking skills.
Founded in 1912, Girl Scouts of the USA is the premier leadership development program for all girls from kindergarten through grade 12. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. Through activities in science and technology, business and economic literacy, and outdoor and environmental awareness, Girl Scouting provides girls with opportunities for fun and friendship, while fostering the development of leadership skills and self-esteem.
Throughout 2012, Girl Scouts of the USA continues to observe their 100th anniversary. Many community and national events and celebrations are planned in which every Girl Scout may participate.
Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland Council, headquartered in Columbus, serves more than 30,000 girls and more than 9,000 adult members and volunteers in 30 counties: Adams, Ashland, Coshocton, Crawford, Delaware, Fairfield, Fayette, Franklin, Gallia, Guernsey, Highland, Hocking, Holmes, Jackson, Knox, Licking, Madison, Marion, Morrow, Muskingum, Perry, Pickaway, Pike, Richland, Ross, Scioto, Union, Vinton, Wayne and Wyandot.
For more information on how to join Girl Scouts, volunteer, or donate to Girl Scouts, call 800–621-7042 or visit < www.gsoh.org >.