Girl Scout Troop 344

Congratulations to Rachel Ward, an Ambassador level scout member of Troop 344 who recently earned her Girl Scout Gold Award!  Rachel is a 13-year Girl Scout member and a recent graduate of McDonald High School.  She partnered with Heavenly Beginnings Preschool in McDonald, OH to design and implement her gold project.  For her project Rachel designed, planned and implemented an "Outdoor Classroom" for use at the preschool.  The "Outdoor Classroom" enables the preschoolers to learn while they play. They will work on developing their skills with the alphabet, numbers, addition, fine and gross motor skills and balance, as well as being creative, curious and investigative. 

"I want to be able to help the preschoolers learn while they are being active outside. They need to be able to have fun while they are playing, and since the children are so young, they will not even realize that they are learning if they are having fun."

                  - Rachel Ward, Troop 344 Gold Award Recipient

"We are very proud of Rachel for implementing such a wonderful concept at Heavenly Beginnings Preschool.  She definitely worked hard to complete her project and earn her Gold Award!"

                  - Candice Ward, Troop 344 Leader

Ambassador Scout Rachel Ward Earns Girl Scout Gold Award!