Girl Scout hosted Bike Safety Rodeo to earn prestigious award

Kids grabbed their helmets, bikes, and bottles of water, and went to the Bike Safety Rodeo! Girl Scout Senior, Erica, hosted a Bike Safety Rodeo on Tuesday July 31, 2012 from 9:00AM – 12:00 PM at Buttonwillow Park & Recreation. There were games, safety tips, and obstacle courses. Best of all – the event was free to attend!

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Erica is a Senior Girl Scout at Girl Scouts of Central California South. The Bike Safety Rodeo was an event she is putting on for her Gold Award project. The Gold Award focuses on the interests of older Girl Scouts (grades 9 – 12) and their personal journey to build leadership skills, explore future careers, and advocate for others. The girls research a community issue, develop a plan, and work towards inspiring others to take action in resolving the identified issue.

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Though it has changed names over the years, the Girl Scout Gold Award has been the organization’s highest award since 1916. It represents excellence and leadership for girls everywhere!

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Facts about Girl Scouts’ highest honor, the Gold Award:

  • -Less than 6% of all Girl Scouts earn the Girl Scout Gold Award.
  • -A Girl Scout who has earned her Gold Award immediately rises one rank in any of the U.S. military branches.
  • -A growing number of colleges and universities across the country offer scholarships to girls achieving the Girl Scout Gold Award.
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To learn more about Girl Scouts awards click here!

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Pictures from Bike Safety Rodeo:

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