Girl Scout Brielle loves the outdoors and gardening. For her Gold Award project, she improved an outdoor space at Coast City Assembly of God in Virginia Beach, and created an inviting outdoor venue for the congregation’s use.
While planning to carry out the project, Brielle realized she would need volunteers. She enlisted the help of her family to build and install eight picnic tables, a fire pit, eight benches, and a gaga ball pit! The purchase and collection of supplies, and the building of the outdoor furniture and game structure required some hard labor and many hours. To encourage the use of the outdoor space, she planned and offered an opening event and invited the entire congregation. She led the fun in the gaga pit and also taught how to safely start a fire.
“My Gold Award project’s main focus was to not only utilize the incredible outdoor space the church has in the backyard,” said Brielle, “but also to repair many social relationships that may have been lost over the COVID-19 pandemic.”