Megan Reilly to receive Girl Scout Gold Award

By on May 20, 2019
Megan Reilly

Megan Reilly

Megan Reilly of Rochester has been named as a 2019 Gold Award Girl Scout through Girl Scouts of Western New York. Reilly’s project was titled “Springdale Farm Scavenger Hunt.”

Reilly explained, “I installed a scavenger hunt at Springdale Farm in Spencerport. I incorporated sign language into each of my sustainable signs. This farm is run by Heritage Christian Services and is open to the public. I chose this project because my family used to visit the farm and picnic there when I was a little girl. I worked with many people from the farm including the director, farm manager, camp coordinator, and the IT director. I designed all of the signs and met with a printer. The signs were graciously donated by Phoenix Graphics. You can find my project listed on the Springdale Farm website under attractions. This project has impacted my community by including the deaf community and inspiring others to learn some sign language. My hope is to make people comfortable with another form of communication and help to break language barriers. During my time at Springdale Farm, I also volunteered at the petting zoo and at their summer camps where we were able to incorporate my scavenger hunt and teach the children sign language. It was a lot of fun to see my project in action!”

The sign language video is available at youtu.be/DGD_qP0JMjg for public viewing.

Reilly added, “[Through Girl Scouts] I had the opportunity to do so many different things since I was little. When I was younger I really enjoyed the arts and crafts and field trips. As I’ve gotten older I’ve enjoyed the service projects and our trip to Costa Rica. It was an amazing opportunity.”

Reilly will receive her Gold Award at the Gold Award Ceremony on June 1. The Girl Scout Gold Award is the most prestigious award in the world for girls.

To learn more, visit gswny.org.

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