Megan A. of Feeding Hills
Service with a Smile
Through her many years in Girl Scouting, Megan has become very familiar with service projects. Her troop was always working on one project or another. Yet, it seemed like younger troops were stepping away from service, which made her a bit sad. She “wanted to show everyone just how easy and how much fun service projects can be.”
Megan created a step-by-step guide to community service, which included helpful tips as well as contact information, for organizations which could benefit from a volunteer service. The completed binders and flash drives were donated to Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, local schools and colleges. In addition, Megan hosted a community service day in hopes of “…inspiring troop (and group) leaders as well as young people to participate and involve themselves in their community.” After all, “When service projects get done, we all benefit in some way.” Her favorite memory was receiving a Shriner’s Teddy Bear. “I have collected teddy bears since I was young and I think of my project every time I see it.”
A Girl Scout for 13 years, Megan enjoyed participating in many community service projects, serving on the Girl Leadership Board and earning her Bronze, Silver, and now her Gold Award. In high school, Megan was a member of the National Honor Society, the Foreign Language Club, the Prom Committee, and the Adventure Club. In addition, she earned the Excellence in AP Statistics Award. Megan is currently finishing her first year at Western New England University as a Mathematical Sciences major with a minor in Management. She has been invited to join the Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society.
In the course of her research, Megan learned many things about herself and her community, and gained first-hand knowledge of the true impact community service has on people. “Like ripples on a pond, our actions can and do spread.”