Last year, Girl Scout Cadette Troop 82487 from Boston, otherwise known as the “Daring Divas,” earned their Girl Scout Silver Award by addressing inequalities in their community surrounding lack of menstrual product access, knowledge, period shame, and negative stigma. For their project, Menstrual Love, five members of the troop collected and distributed menstrual products and educational materials to several local youth organizations.
After receiving their Silver Award, this impressive group of Girl Scouts continued their effort by working with Boston-based nonprofit, “Love Your Menses” and at other community events over the summer.
Earning the Silver Award is a prestigious credential that will be with these Girl Scout Cadettes for the rest of their lives, making them stand out on college applications, in applying for internships, and engaging in job interviews. Girl Scouts are eligible to earn the Silver Award in grades 6-8 after completing a Cadette leadership Journey. To start, a Girl Scout or a group of Girl Scouts identify an issue in their community, draft a plan to address a root cause, and leads a team of volunteers to implement it. This requires a minimum of 50 hours of service. No matter the topic, when a Girl Scout’s Silver Award project is complete, they will have made a sustainable impact on the world that continues beyond their involvement.
Silver Award Girl Scouts don’t wait for permission, they take immediate action and make change happen, on their own terms. Become a champion of change for Girl Scouts like the “Daring Divas” and donate today.