Three years ago five girl scouts from Troop 20078 in York, PA got together to start the planning of their Bronze award, this September they completed it and want to share it with you!
Aviana Gonzalez, Tipton Brenner, Sierra Rakes, Aliana Ash, and Alivia Fluck worked together through the brainstorming, planning, fundraising, and execution of interactive sidewalk art in their community. The girls faced many obstacles including differing ideas, a pandemic, and paint spills, and were able to work through it all and learn somethings along the way.
According to Tipton, “this is something that some kids would probably like to do, and since we can’t make something that everyone can touch, it’s on the floor, it’s touched with your feet.”
Alivia added, “We wanted to keep kids active because we’re almost always on our devices.”
Aliana said, “It takes a lot of hard work, a lot of practice and patience, trust me, we all learned patience during this time. If we didn’t have it before, we learned it.”
Aviana shared, “It took a lot of coming together to actually complete this project.” The girls want to thank all the parents and leaders who helped, the community to participate with the fundraisers, and the businesses who donated to their project.
Words of Advice:
Aliana: “ Don’t give up, be like, this is my goal, this is what I want to do. But remember you have to do a lot of stuff with it, it is a process, do your best and there is a good outcome. There’s always a good ending.”
Tipton: “My biggest advice would probably be to just keep pushing through, no matter how much struggles come in the way, like people are saying, ‘oh I don’t like your idea’. Just keep pushing through.”
Aviana: “Just go with the flow, accept other people’s ideas, in the end you are going to come up with something great.”
Alivia: “Honestly, I just want to say to remember this ain’t going to be quick. Patience is a virtue and remember, it’s gonna take awhile. It’s going to take a lot of hard work.”
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Credit for capturing the amazing Girl Scout moments featured in this post goes to Randy Flaum, thank you!