Big Cheer for 3 Gold Awards!


Big Cheer for these three girls for completing their Gold Award Projects:

Mackenzie Matheson – Troop 1388
Ellie Rose Matton – Troop 1948
Lauren McKeown – Troop 1388

Mackenzie Matheson
Project: Let It Bee
Mackenzie Matheson is a senior at Lake Travis High School who prides herself in her passion
for advocacy through her involvement in both Speech and Debate as well as Environmental
Science. Combining these two interests, Mackenzie developed her Gold Award Project, dubbed
‘Let It Bee’, to spread awareness and encourage action to preserve the honey bee populations in
her city of Bee Cave. By constructing artificial bee hives known as Bee Blocks, Mackenzie and
her team successfully implemented an eco-friendly approach to the declining bee population in
her area. In her partnership with an environmental organization in Michigan, Mackenzie is
ensuring the longevity of her project for years to come. Hoping to pursue Environmental Law,
Mackenzie believes that this project allowed her to understand what all the buzz was really about
in protecting our planet. – Bee Cave Honey Bee Populations

Ellie Rose Matton
Project: Managing Stress in Secondary School Students
Mobilized school to educate students with proper materials to manage their stress loads. – Lake Travis High School

Lauren McKeown
Project: Enhancing Education One Kit at a Time
Worked with the organization Days for girls to help girls receive equal education in 3rd world countries. I sewed and collected materials to put together the Supreme DFG Kits. In these kits, there are 2 one-gallon size Ziploc freezer bags, 8 absorbent tri-fold pads, 1 Drawstring bag, 2 Moisture barrier shields, 1 Travel- sized Soap, 1 washcloth, 2 pairs of panties, and 1 visual instruction sheet. This kit can be used for three years and allow women to go to school when they are on their menstrual cycle. -Days For Girls


The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest award a Girl Scout can earn. Once achieved, it shows colleges, employers, and your community that you’re out there changing the world.
Last year 37 girls earned this award in the GSCTX council.


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