Girl Scout Haile Durodola hosted a summer camp for children unable to attend traditional summer day or sleep-away camps to earn Girl Scouts of the USA’s Gold Award, the highest award a Girl Scout can receive. Less than five percent of girls who join Girl Scouts achieve this national recognition.
“I learned to serve a diverse group of children,” said Haile, a 2012 graduate of Duchene Academy. “The Gold Award taught me patience, and it widened my view on my community.”
“I chose this project because I enjoy working with children, and I wanted to help those who are less fortunate than me,” said Haile.
For her project, Haile led her team of volunteers in planning and hosting a week-long summer camp for approximately 15 children. Her campers enjoyed arts and crafts projects, music, sports, reading and math and more. They also received breakfast and lunch every day at camp.
Haile was a member of Girl Scouts for 12 years. At Duchene Academy she was a member of the events committee, Ambassadors Club, student council and dance. This fall she is attending college to study science.