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Ep 12 Emma Kessner STEM Reuse Recycle Portable Race Track Girl Scout Gold Award Project Find more resources at heartsofgoldpodcast.com Emma shares about her portable race track made from recycled materials, the 2019 Rose Parade Tournament Troop, STEM, h

Hearts Of Gold - Reflections from Gold Award Girl Scouts

Release Date: 03/07/2019

68 Megan Burke - Hushabye Nursery Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Girl Scout Gold Award Project show art 68 Megan Burke - Hushabye Nursery Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Girl Scout Gold Award Project

Hearts Of Gold - Reflections from Gold Award Girl Scouts

Full transcription available at Megan created a storage area and a drive to stock the space with items needed for babies in the nursery with withdrawals from opioids. Megan has been a girl scout since Kindergarten. She is currently in the 10th grade. She has completed her Bronze and Silver awards. Megan is currently on the service team for her chapter counsel as a girl member. Megan has lots of interests outside of school. You will always see Megan in a theater production of competing in speech and debate. Her area she competes in is Original Oratory. Last year she spoke about perfectionism....

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Ep 67 Tatiana Torres - Calm4you Girl Scout Gold Award Project show art Ep 67 Tatiana Torres - Calm4you Girl Scout Gold Award Project

Hearts Of Gold - Reflections from Gold Award Girl Scouts

Full transcription available at Tatiana created a website sharing coping tools to improve mental health. More about Tatiana: Hi my name is Tatiana Torres and I am currently in 12th grade ! I have been doing Girl Scouts for a long time, ever since Kindergarten. I was with Troop 32204 from Kindergarten to 8th grade, then went on to join Troop 31862 from 9th to now. I started my Gold Award in the beginning of Junior year and I completed my Gold Award at the end of Junior year. I was super excited to have an outlet to show what I am passionate about. Having a brain injury during my teen years...

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Ep 66  Sabrina Richard - Speech for Success, Women’s Words Matter Girl Scout Gold Award Project show art Ep 66 Sabrina Richard - Speech for Success, Women’s Words Matter Girl Scout Gold Award Project

Hearts Of Gold - Reflections from Gold Award Girl Scouts

Full transcription available at Sabrina created a girl's only speech and debate event. She has also been on the Food Network. More about Sabrina: I’m Sabrina Richard I have been a Girl Scout for 12 years. I have competed on the Food Network as a kid chef from 2015-2018, but I couldn’t have done it without the skills I learned from Girl Scouts. I am a super-seller Girl Scout, having sold about 15,000-lifetime boxes of Girl Scout cookies. I am also a 2021 Gold Award Recipient with my project Women’s Words Matter: Speech for Success. I am currently a senior at Westfield High School where I...

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Ep 65 Madalyn Nguyen - STEM Diversity Girl Scout Gold Award Project show art Ep 65 Madalyn Nguyen - STEM Diversity Girl Scout Gold Award Project

Hearts Of Gold - Reflections from Gold Award Girl Scouts

Full transcription available at Madalyn championed STEM Diversity by addressing girls’ underrepresentation and minorities in STEM. More about Madalyn: Madalyn Nguyen, a rising senior at Poway High School (PHS) Engineering Academy, is a STEM enthusiast, FIRST Robotics fanatic, and aspiring engineer or computer scientist. Getting a Mindstorm Robot in 5th grade ignited her love for robotics and desire to join every FIRST Robotics program possible: FIRST Lego League (6th grade), FIRST Tech Challenge & SWENext (7th grade) and FIRST Robotics Competition-Team Spyder (experienced/motivated 8th...

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Ep 64 Nadia Gonzales - Yanaguana’s Fiesta Fun Girl Scout Gold Award Project show art Ep 64 Nadia Gonzales - Yanaguana’s Fiesta Fun Girl Scout Gold Award Project

Hearts Of Gold - Reflections from Gold Award Girl Scouts

Full transcription available at Nadia wrote a book and created a game to showcase the Yanaguana Fiesta especially for patients at the hospital that overlooks the park when many Fiesta activities are held. More about Nadia: I am Nadia Gonzales and I have been a Girl Scout for thirteen years during which I have attended various community service events such as cleaning up after the Battle of Flowers Parade for keeping San Antonio Beautiful. Two years ago I decided that I wanted to complete a Girl Scout Gold Award, which is the highest award a Girl Scout can receive. As a native San Antonian, I...

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EP 63 Girl Scout Adult Recognition Awards show art EP 63 Girl Scout Adult Recognition Awards

Hearts Of Gold - Reflections from Gold Award Girl Scouts

Full transcription available at Sharing about the different adult recognitions offered by Girl Scouts. Receiving the Thanks Badge II this week was a huge honor for me. However, I realized that so many people do not understand the Girl Scout Adult Recognitions that are available. AS a member of out council's Adult Recognition Committee, the biggest effort we make is educating about the awards and encouraging others to nominate volunteers. Our council has worked to make the nomination process as simple as possible and we were able to grow the number of nominations received, but I know other...

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EP 62 Katryna Dionisio - Music Walls Girl Scout Gold Award Project show art EP 62 Katryna Dionisio - Music Walls Girl Scout Gold Award Project

Hearts Of Gold - Reflections from Gold Award Girl Scouts

Full transcription available at Katryna installed two music walls at Wild Rose Elementary for kids with special needs. More about Katryna : My name is Katryna Dionisio and I am from California. I have been a Girl Scout since the 2nd grade, so 11 years. I originally joined to do fun activities with my friends but as I got older, it became so much more than that. I learned leadership skills and ways to make my community a better place. Through Girl Scouts, my passion for serving others grew and is something very important to me today. During high school, I was involved in other service outreach...

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Ep 61 Aria Chalileh - Ditch the Vape Girl Scout Gold Award Project show art Ep 61 Aria Chalileh - Ditch the Vape Girl Scout Gold Award Project

Hearts Of Gold - Reflections from Gold Award Girl Scouts

Full transcription available at Aria created a documentary and educational campaign to educate regarding the dangers of vaping. More about Aria: My name is Aria Chalileh and I'm a high school senior from New Jersey! I have been involved with Girl Scouts since the 2nd grade, and I have received both my Bronze & Silver Awards before achieving my Gold Award. Outside of Girl Scouts, I am co-captain of my high school's debate team, community outreach leader for my robotics team, a member of various vaping prevention & awareness campaigns, and more! I will be attending college next year,...

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Ep 60 Sauyer Stewart - The Quaranteen Club Girl Scout Silver Award Project show art Ep 60 Sauyer Stewart - The Quaranteen Club Girl Scout Silver Award Project

Hearts Of Gold - Reflections from Gold Award Girl Scouts

Full transcription available at Sauyer created a podcast to support and encourage other teens. More about Sauyer: Sauyer is a rising 9th grade Honor Roll student at the Champion STEM Academy. Sauyer has been a Girl Scout for nine years. What she enjoys most about Girl Scouts is learning to lead, traveling, and working with younger girls. Sauyer earned Council Young Women of Distinction for both her Silver and Bronze Awards! Extracurricular activities include podcasting, band (flute), Student Government Association, TSA, Teen Advisory Council, Junior Thespians, Book Club, and Amicette (Zeta...

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Ep 59 Sierra Reed - Snug As A Bug Onesies Girl Scout Gold Award Project show art Ep 59 Sierra Reed - Snug As A Bug Onesies Girl Scout Gold Award Project

Hearts Of Gold - Reflections from Gold Award Girl Scouts

Full transcription available at More about Sierra: I am a freshman at Western Kentucky University, and have been in Girl Scouts since I was a kindergarten. I reached Ambassador in Troop 648 completing my Bronze and Silver Award as well. I graduated from Central Hardin High School and was a part of the graduating class of 2020. Where I was inspired by my art teachers to consider going into college for teaching. I plan to get my Bachelors in Fine Arts and get my teaching degree to become a high school art teacher, then getting my Masters in Fine Arts. Join our Facebook Community Instagram ...

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Emma shares about her portable race track made from recycled materials, the 2019 Rose Parade Tournament Troop, STEM, her Robotics team, and much more!

More about Emma

Emma Kessner is a high-school senior at Marlborough School in Los Angeles. She is a Girl Scout Ambassador who recently earned her Girl Scout Gold Award by working with the Culver City reDiscover Center, an organization that promotes using one’s imagination to tinker with reused materials. In designing and building a portable racetrack and curriculum, she introduced younger children to STEM in a fun and engaging way, and her project will be utilized by as many as 300 students per year in 11 schools per semester around the Los Angeles area.

In addition to her 12-year Girl Scout career, she has been a part of her school’s robotics team for five years, and is currently the Captain. In 2017, she accompanied her team as they competed and won an award at the FIRST World Championship in Houston, Texas. She has also founded a program dedicated to giving students real-world work experience in a familiar environment by working and doing inventory at the new campus Café, and is a member of the California Scholarship Federation. She plans to attend college in the fall, and hopes to continue being active in community service by mentoring future female leaders interested in STEM.

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