In today’s busy society, it can be hard to find a place to just sit and breathe without distractions. As part of their Girl Scout Silver Award Project, Girl Scout Cadettes Ava Short, Ella Barber and Corrina Pergola of Girl Scout Troop 2145 decided to do something about it.
The girls partnered with the Temple Kol Tikvah of Lake Norman in Davidson to create a communal green space. They started by clearing a wooded area on the property and then beautifying it with a bench, bird baths, butterfly-attracting plants, hand-painted birdhouses and garden stones. The tranquility garden is now open for the public, and the girls hope that the space serves as a relaxing area for the community to come and find a quiet and peaceful space to enjoy.
The Girl Scout Silver Award is the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette (girls in grades 6-8) can earn. Girls identify an issue in their community and then put their leadership skills into action to design and execute a Take Action project that requires at least 50 hours of service. Council-wide, 171 girls earned the Girl Scout Silver Award in 2019.