Monday, May 20, 2013

Girl Scouts 2013 National Young Women of Distinction: Brianna

The earlier young children learn "heart lessons" like caring, sharing, and treating others as they would like to be treated, the more successful they will be in life. That's the theory that powered the Gold Award project by this Nebraska Girl Scout, who wrote plays and built puppet theater sets in partnership with a local children's organization that will teach and entertain generations to come.

Growing up, Brianna loved to put on plays and puppet shows for her little sister. She donated a children’s puppet theater to the non-profit organization, Completely Kids. With help from her friends and family, Brianna designed and created the puppet theater and sponsored thirty puppets. She also wrote ten different scripts emphasizing “heart” lessons and led a donation drive to collect costumes so the children could dress up and role-play as their favorite “Community Hero” such as firemen, policemen, and doctors and be part of the plays. The puppet theater will help the children at Completely Kids learn to share, be kind to one another, gain confidence and many more valuable skills. Completely Kids has allocated funds to replenish the puppets so children may enjoy the theater for years to come.