Adams achieves Gold Award

Katie Adams, left, completed her Girl Scout Gold Award Project in time for the Twin Cities Community Hospital Baby Fair. Her project involved planning, designing and executing the development of a Tranquility Garden on the patio of the third floor OB unit. The Zen style garden includes planters, seating and wind chimes to calm pregnant mothers during their time on the OB Unit. The mobile planters were donated by Farm Supply, Tractor Supply and Scout Leader Lisa McKinney, right. (Contributed photos)

Highest honor achieved by Girl Scouts

NORTH COUNTY — Kaitlin Adams, an active member of Ambassador Troop 40146, completed her Gold Award project.
Adams, who lives in Atascadero and attended Mission Prep in San Luis Obispo, partnered with Twin Cities Community Hospital to transform an underutilized patio into an Asian inspired outdoor retreat.
The patio is located adjacent to the Birth and Baby Center and will be enjoyed by laboring mothers and their families. There is also a place for the hospital staff to use while on break.  The Tranquility Garden was unveiled on Saturday, Oct. 6, in conjunction with the Birth and Family Fair event at the hospital.
Adams has been an active member of Girl Scouts in San Luis Obispo County since elementary school. She earned her Silver Award as a Cadette and has always had the goal of reaching the highest award  — The Gold, when she entered high school.  She began her project more than a year ago, working with the staff and maintenance engineers at the hospital to incorporate their visions and needs for the space.
Master Gardner, Nikki Edwards, helped Adams design a comprehensive design plan, select appropriate plants and establish a water system. Adams worked diligently for over 80 hours to complete her project.
“It is a project that I am proud of and know that it will provide joy to many patients in years to come,” Adams said.
The Gold Award is the highest award earned by Girl Scouts (grades 9-12). This award acknowledges achievements in leadership development, with community based actions having a sustainable element and incorporating personal growth.
The Gold Award is comparable to the Eagle Scout Award and the highest achievement for Girl Scouts. Less than 6 percent of Girl Scouts complete this project
For more information about how to become involved with local Girl Scouts, visit their website at GirlScoutsCCC.org.

Katie Adams, left, completed her Girl Scout Gold Award Project in time for the Twin Cities Community Hospital Baby Fair. Her project involved planning, designing and executing the development of a Tranquility Garden on the patio of the third floor OB unit. The Zen style garden includes planters, seating and wind chimes to calm pregnant mothers during their time on the OB Unit. The mobile planters were donated by Farm Supply, Tractor Supply and Scout Leader Lisa McKinney, right. (Contributed photos)

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