Korbyn Danielson of Esko earned her Girl Scout Gold Award for her community service project, “Caps of Care,” which was focused on the area’s homeless population. Her project was to knit and donate warm hats for the homeless people in our area. She did this by holding classes and teaching people of all ages how to knit hats. She recruited the help of several individuals, church congregations and many more to complete her project.
“My project has been a huge step in my life. I’ve learned so much from it,” said Danielson. “I have gained skills in communicating, teaching, planning, organizing and speaking. I developed my project based on my experiences with the Damiano Center in Duluth, an economics class I took in the spring, and my love of hat making. I have learned and grown from this process and it will help me in the future. It will remind me that everyone has potential, working hard pays off, and it takes one idea to help change things for the better.”
A ceremony to recognize Danielson’s accomplishment was held Tuesday, July 24, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church on Grand Avenue in Duluth.
The Girl Scout Gold Award – Girl Scouting’s highest honor – evolved from a long line of special Girl Scout awards. This prestigious award recognizes the work of Girl Scouts who have achieved outstanding accomplishments in the areas of leadership, community service, career planning, and personal development. Each girl working towards the Girl Scout Gold Award must complete five requirements related to these areas, including spending a minimum of 65 hours planning and implementing a Girl Scout service project that has a positive and lasting impact on the community.
Girl Scouts who are in grades 9-12 or are 14-18 years of age are eligible to earn the award. Approximately 3,000 Girl Scouts earn the Girl Scout Gold Award annually, and are acknowledged by many governmental, national and local organizations.