GREENWICH, Conn. -- Girl Scout Corrine Cella of Greenwich completed her Gold Award project this past summer by designing a geography and world cultures curriculum for campers of ESF Camps at Greenwich Academy.
Her goal was to help the campers develop an interest in the world.
She spent months researching five countries — France, Spain, China, Germany, and Italy — and incorporated that information into games and activities for the campers to enjoy.
Cella spent each morning in July at the camp, where she helped to organize and run the activities and games.
ESF Camps has agreed to continue the program using the materials in future years.
The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest award that a Girl Scout can earn. The Gold Award centers on developing a scout’s personal leadership skills and completing a project has an impact on the community.
Cella, a senior at Greenwich High School, was assisted and encouraged by her fellow Girl Scouts in Troop 50231, her friends and family, foreign language teachers at her school, and the staff at ESF.
Cella identified the issue when her classmates said they didn’t know much about foreign countries, and many international events taking place.
After doing research, Cella realized the widespread lack of knowledge of foreign cultures and geography, and she decided to take action to remedy this problem.
Her project encourages campers ages 5 to 12 to develop an interest in foreign countries and cultures, allowing them to develop a better understanding of the world.
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