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Scout earns gold through garden project

Nutrition study leads to veggie beds at nonprofit

POSTED: April 22, 2013 4:30 p.m.
For the Forsyth County News/

Sarah Fuller, a junior at West Forsyth High School, works on a raised bed vegetable garden at Abba House as part of her Girl Scout Gold Award project.

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A West Forsyth High School junior recently earned the highest achievement in Girl Scouts.

Sarah Fuller completed the requirements for the Gold Award, which is the equivalent of the Eagle Scout ranking in Boy Scouts.

In order to earn the award, Girl Scouts must be in high school and complete a lengthy community service project that demonstrates leadership abilities.

The girls spend time researching an area of focus before coordinating every aspect of a community service project that relates to that area.

Fuller, along with other members of her troop, worked for about a year, learning about all aspects of local food supply.

Through this study, Fuller, who has been a Girl Scout for 10 years, decided to focus her project on good nutrition for those less fortunate.

She spent a weekend working with family and friends to install several raised bed vegetable gardens at Abba House in north Forsyth.

Abba House is a residential recovery program for women who are dealing with issues such as addiction, abuse and mental health problems.

Fuller thought the vegetable beds would be a good fit for the program since part of it focuses on teaching life skills, such as cooking and maintaining a home.


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