Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Theatrical Gold

Ohio's Columbus Local News ran a story about two Westerville Girl Scouts who are are putting their talents to use and sharing their passion for theater with young girls in need. Leah Schultheis, of Scout Troop 1011, and Kate Noel, of Scout Troop 188, are working toward their Girls Scouts Gold Award by holding interactive theater workshops for about 30 young, at-risk girls at the Homeless Families Foundation's Dowd Center. The Dowd Center provides tutoring, homework assistance and after-school activities for needy kids in grades K-5. To earn the prestigious honor, the two girls - seniors at Westerville North High School - are hosting a series of five workshops for the Homeless Families Foundation's girls, each with a distinct theme or lesson. They have already learned about the history of theater, theater makeup and costumes, with two more lessons still to come. The program will culminate in a miniature theater performance for the Homeless Families Foundation families next month.

The two Gold Award candidates will also be directing North High School's production of 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland'. Tickets for the play are free. In lieu of ticket sales guests are encouraged to bring canned goods and non-perishable food items, to be distributed to the Westerville Area Resource Ministry, an organization that provides assistance to low-income families. Read the entire article here.

Do you have any outstanding Girl Scout Gold Award stories you would like to share?