MIDDLEBORO — Katie Little from East Freetown recently earned her Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting, and will be honored with other Girl Scouts from across Massachusetts at a State House ceremony.
For her Gold Award project, “Project Education Garden,” Katie built an educational garden and lessons plans for children, focusing on honey bees and environmental conservation at the Soule Homestead Education Center in Middleborough. Soule Homestead will continue to use the lesson plans and Katie will return to help regrow the garden.
To earn a Girl Scout Gold Award, Girl Scouts in grades 11-12 must identify a problem in their community, then plan and execute a sustainable solution over 1-2 years (80 hours).
Katie is a graduate of Apponequet Regional High School and is currently attending Simmons University, working towards a Masters of Social Work.
“Girl Scouts taught me how to advocate for myself and causes I care about and that any difference I can make matters,” she said.