“Because distracted driving claims the lives of more than 30,000 teens, each year, I saw this as an important issue,” said Garrett. “Through this project, I was able to educate people in my community and potentially save lives.”
Garrett said she also learned how to effectively lead a group of people towards a common goal and how to overcome obstacles when they arise. She also learned that when she is passionate about something, she is willing to work endlessly to educate others and to make a positive change.
“Completing this project and earning the Gold Award was an important capstone to my Girl Scout experience and taught me valuable skills that will carry me into the future,” said Garrett.
Garrett plans to attend Baylor University and study business.
To learn more about the Girl Scout Gold Award, visit www.girlscouts.org.