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Fort Stewart scout earns award
Heather Fuata received a Girl Scout Gold Award during a ceremony last Sunday at the Elks Lodge in Savannah. - photo by Photo provided.
On May 3, the Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia awarded Girl Scout Gold Awards to four teens during an awards ceremony at the Elks Lodge in Savannah. One recipient, Heather Fuata, is from Fort Stewart.
Fuata, 17, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Pepa Fuata. She is a Girl Scout Ambassador in Troop 30172 and a senior at the Bradwell Institute. Heather’s Gold Award project was titled, “Operation Go Green.”
Heather channeled her interest in helping children learn about plant growth and the process of decomposition into building a 28-by-15-foot greenhouse and three-tier compost bin at a local elementary school.
The greenhouse has allowed the teachers to supplement classroom lessons with hands-on activities. The students benefit from active participation by observing the plant growth and decomposition. The project serves as a model for other schools.
The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest award a scout can earn. It recognizes the work of senior or ambassador Girl Scouts who achieve outstanding accomplishments in the areas of leadership, community service, career planning and personal develop.m.ent. Each girl working toward the Girl Scout Gold Award must complete five requirements pertaining to those areas, including spending a minimum of 50 hours planning and implementing a Girl Scout service project that has a positive and lasting impact on the community.
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