Bath teen earns Girl Scout Gold Award
|Photo courtesy of Cindy Berry|
For her Gold Award project, Grace created and led an eight-week-long nutrition education program with hands-on learning activities for children at the Countryside Conservancy Farmers’ Market in Highland Square. Her “Conservancy Kids” program taught children how to choose healthy foods, grow their own herbs and make food from scratch, including pickles, ketchup and jam. Grace also published a manual, which she donated to Countryside Conservancy, so her program can be recreated at future farmers’ markets.
According to GSNEO officials, feedback from participants was very positive, and she was even featured on National Public Radio via the WKSU Quick Bites radio program.
“My passion for health and nutrition and my interest in working with children really fueled my project. I wanted to spark an interest in the children about healthy eating and fitness,” Grace said.
Grace, a recently graduated senior at Revere High School, started her Scouting career 11 years ago. She also earned her Girl Scout Silver Award and is a delegate for GSNEO. In addition to Girl Scouting, Grace is a member of the National Honor Society, Key Club, Revere varsity tennis team and The Heartbeats Jump Rope Team. Her parents are John and Cindy Berry, of Bath. Troop No. 11 leader Sandra Plummer was also the Girl Scout leader for Grace’s mother, Cindy, when she was a teenager.
The Girl Scout Gold Award is earned by 5 percent of eligible Girls Scouts nationally. The Gold Award project is the culmination of 80-plus hours of researching, planning and implementing a sustainable plan that makes the world a better place, according to GSNEO officials.
More Community News
- Portage Crossing coming to life
- Glowing lights shine at Holiday Tree Festival
- Norton police chief sworn in
- Akron addressing daytime burglaries
- Wanted: Holiday volunteers
- Council supports grant application for Richfield site
- Skaters, hockey players to benefit from plow purchase
- Richfield reviewing proposed guidelines for historic district
- Richfield trustees review proposals for police, fire contracts
- Granger trustees agree Brenelle Lane should not be terminated
- Turkeys common in Metro Parks
- West Side News & Notes
- Residents want safer Myersville Road
- Coventry Fire helping those in need
- New Franklin officials address increasing revenue
- Council supports grant application for Coventry bog
- Akron Council committee supports Safe Routes to School plan
- ‘Light up a Life’ benefits Hospice of VNS
- Akron Children’s Pediatrics in Green moves
- South Side News & Notes
Calendar of Events
- History Hike - 11/28/2014
- After Thanksgiving Hike - 11/28/2014
- Brent Kirby and His Luck with Rebecca Wohlever - 11/28/2014
- Akron Metro Parks Hiking Club - 11/28/2014
- A New Adventure - 11/29/2014