ENCINITAS — For her Girl Scout Silver Award project, Kenna Shadel has gathered more than 90 costumes, which she donated to the Head Start preschool in Leucadia.
The Girl Scout Silver Award — the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette can earn — gives scouts the chance to grow as leaders while improving their communities. Shadel has worked for the past year collecting the costumes, hoping to give every child at the preschool the opportunity the fun of make-believe dressing up.
The assistance of other Encinitas Girl Scout Troops, along with a donation drive held at her school, Rancho Encinitas Academy, helped her reach her goal. She spent many hours making sure that the collected costumes were in perfect condition for the Head Start children. Her project has provided the children with a creative activity while helping to repurpose unused resources. Shadel plans to continue the project in the years to come.
Should you have a costume you would like to donate for next year’s drive, contact Kenna at email@example.com.