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Washington Township Troop #94094


Haley Bishop

"Confidence Reflections”

Haley’s Girl Scout Gold Award project called Confidence Reflections has left a lasting imprint on Benedict A. Cucinella Elementary School with positive and encouraging words etched onto every mirror in every bathroom in the building (50+ faculty and student bathroom mirrors). Haley was passionate about this project especially in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic which kept students away from their school buildings for such an extensive period of time. Though the pandemic restrictions made the completion of this project extremely challenging to execute, the lasting impression of the welcoming and affirming messages that the students returned to and are able to enjoy and be inspired by for many years to come was worth all the effort. Haley included an additional braille component in her project to ensure inclusion of the children at Cucinella with visual impairments as well. With mental health challenges at an all-time high post-pandemic, Haley believes that these reflection reminders will help boost confidence and inspire kindness to themselves and others long into the future. This project was shared via you-tube around the world to educate others on the benefit of Confidence Reflections in their own environments and included a tutorial about the process of mirror etching.

Scouting has been an integral part of Haley’s life throughout her entire school career. She began as a Daisy in Florham Park, NJ and then continued as a Brownie and beyond upon moving to Long Valley. Troop 94094 afforded Haley so many unique opportunities and experiences within her community developing in knowledge, leadership and service all along the way. She completed her troop Bronze Award in 5th grade at Cucinella focusing on uniqueness and inclusion. Her Silver Award project culminated in her 8th grade year alongside two fellow scouts at Cucinella Elementary. They completed an extensive B.E.S.T. bus safety program that focused on creating a positive environment on the buses and improved safety for the bus drivers and the students. 

Haley graduated from West Morris Central High School in 2022 and now attends Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania studying Occupational Therapy. While at WMC, Haley was a varsity tennis player and Captain of the tennis team. She was a member of the National Honor Society. Haley was extremely committed to community service throughout her school years with countless service hours through scouting and with the Washington Township Clean Communities, the Long Valley Junior Women’s Club, and Liquid Church as a peer buddy to children with special needs. Haley is one of the first female Eagle Scouts in our nation’s history through Scouts BSA and one of the few to have earned both her Girl Scout Gold Award and Eagle Scout.

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