Bay Village Girl Scout starts intergenerational cooking program
Elizabeth Holup, a Girl Scout Cadette from Bay Village, earned her Silver Award – one of the highest Girl Scout achievement awards – by starting a cooking program at West Park Evangelical Friends Church.
In researching what to do for her Silver Award project, Elizabeth decided to start something that had never been done at her church before, a cooking club. Eventually called West Park Chefs, Elizabeth was able to start the club with close to 30 members who would meet once a month where they split into inter-generational groups to make a meal and eat together, while making new friends. After the success of the first meeting, she was able to continue the program for three months making meatball subs, chicken noodle soup and hand pies.
Elizabeth learned many valuable skills as a result of creating this program for her Silver Award, including public speaking, creating and following a budget, pitching her idea to donors, and working with others.
“Doing my Silver Award was a wonderful way to connect with my community and my church, and I am very thankful for West Park Evangelical Friends for giving me the opportunity to have a great time cooking with the West Park Chefs,” Elizabeth said.
The Silver Award is given to Girl Scouts who have created a service project within their community that creates change and becomes ongoing while also portraying the girl’s organizational, leadership and networking skills.