GIRL SCOUT EARNS GOLD AWARD – Celebrating Sarah’s achievement are from left to right: Ed Wiggins, District Representative for State Senator Phil Boyle; Mary Adams, Babylon Village Trustee; Janine Logan (Sarah’s mom); Sarah Logan; Keith Logan (Sarah’s dad); Suffolk County Legislator Kevin McCaffrey; Town of Babylon Councilman and Deputy Supervisor Antonio Martinez.
Sarah Logan, of Troop 835 in Babylon Village, earned her Gold Award in Girl Scouts on August 2, 2018, at an official ceremony held at the Babylon Village Library.
For her project, Sarah recorded poems and short stories and completed an annotated companion guide to accompany the recordings for nursing home residents. She also provided the residents with comfortable headphones for the recording device so they could listen anywhere in the facility.
The inspiration for her project was witnessing the loneliness many elderly people suffer and seeing her own Nana, who loved to read, unable to enjoy that activity as she aged.
Her project took about 89 hours in total to complete.
This included research into the issue of elderly loneliness and depression, recordings, preparing a guide, holding presentations, distributing and analyzing a survey, and communication with her Girl Scout mentor.
Sarah Logan has since heard from the nursing centers that the residents are using and enjoying the recordings.
Only about 6% of Girl Scouts complete a Gold Award project.