Girl Scout Aliya of Troop 273, a recently bridged Girl Scout Senior, was pinned with the Girl Scout Silver Award by Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast VP of Membership Engagement Terri Washington at A Place for Girls in Chesapeake on October 17, 2022! Aliya received recognition for completing a service project which she titled, “Emergency Period Supply Bags,” which she implemented during the 2022 summer camp season. She created discreet kits for preteens and teens that contain a reusable pad and a care card to help address period poverty in her community. To implement the program, Aliya hung laminated flyers in the bathrooms at A Place for Girls with instructions for other Girl Scouts about how to discreetly make a make-shift pad or how to get in touch with a staff member or camp counselor for one of the free supply kits.
Since becoming a Girl Scout, Aliya has had a passion for making a difference and leaving a positive mark in her community.
Check out an article here about a food drive Aliya lead as well as a recycling project she hosted as a Girl Scout Junior to earn her Bronze Award!
Watch the YouTube video below from Aliya as she describes her Silver Award project in more detail.
Girl Scout Kinsley worked with NAMI to revitalize a Virginia Beach parklet.
Troop 723 collected over $1200 in donated items for Currituck Animal Shelter.