Girl Scouts is an organization where inspiring girls is their purpose. Giving girls different opportunities and experiences allows them to grow into responsible and respectable leaders. Speaking from personal experiences, I have learned many skills that I never would’ve acquired without Girl Scouts. Girl Scouts teaches outdoor skills as well as worldly values. Thanks to Girl Scouts I have been blessed to have such an opportunity where I can connect my skills to making a difference in my community.
A Gold Award is the equivalent to an Eagle Award in Boy Scouts. This is the highest award a Girl Scout can achieve. The Gold Award is an individual project that highlights the Girl Scout Law and Promise. This award must show a girls leadership skills in a Take Action project that has a sustainable impact in their community and beyond.
The Foundation for Enhancing Communities (TFEC) is the fiscal sponsor of the One Swing at a Time initiative of the Girl Scouts Gold Award Project. TFEC is a nonprofit community foundation serving the South Central Pennsylvania counties of Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lebanon and Perry. A Fiscal Sponsorship allows a charitable group without a 501(c) (3) to operate as a non-profit under TFECs 501(c) (3) designation. This relationship allows the group to secure corporate donations, offer tax benefits to their donors, and apply for grants in addition to many other benefits. TFEC is responsible of all the Girl Scouts Gold Award Project’s contributions and prepares and sends acknowledgment letters to all donors. Abby Musser is the coordinator of the One Swing at a Time initiative.
The ‘One Swing at a Time’ is an initiative of The Girl Scout Gold Award Grant Community Projects, a Project of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities, fiscal sponsor. The official registration and financial information of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within Pennsylvania, 1.800.732.0999. Registration does not imply endorsement. The Foundation for Enhancing Communities is registered in each state requiring such registration for charitable solicitation.