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Gold Award Highlight - Shannon


Shannon Blimeeger

 

Shannon B. - Wildlife Observation Blind

What was the name and purpose of your Gold Award project?

The name of my Gold Award project is Wildlife Observation Blind and the purpose of my project was to create a space where everyone can observe birds and other wildlife without disturbing them in their natural habitat.  This project was done in the Palmyra Nature Cove to help visitors observe the animals and learn their behavior without any disruptions.

What sustainable impact did your Gold Award project have on the community?

I feel my Gold Award project has a long term impact on the community.   The Wildlife Observation Blind will be there for years and many people will visit it, including school children through the Palmyra Nature Cove programs.

What insights/takeaway did you gain from your project?

I gained a lot of insight before, during, and even after working on this project.  I learned many valuable skills, like communication skills; for example, I gained the courage to go to big companies and ask for donations for the project.  I also had a lot of fun working with my family and friends to get the physical work done.

Anything else you’d like to share?

I would like to share that the Girl Scouts has taught me so much through my journey and really inspired me to complete my Girl Scout Gold Award.  I am really excited about how the whole project turned out and I am so happy to have been able to give back to the community.