Lexi Harvey's dining room on Monday morning looked like the prom section of a department store with tulle, sparkles and jewel-toned dresses draped over the back of chairs.
The dresses aren't for the 17-year-old, who said she owns only about three, but for her peers who can't afford to buy one themselves.
"It started as a project," she said. "But it turned into something I'm really passionate about."
School dances can easily cost $150 per dance for tickets, dresses, accessories and a limo, and while many in Huntington Beach are fortunate financially, not everyone is, Lexi said.
The Huntington Beach High School senior is trying to help girls in the Huntington Beach Union High School District who have to miss out on the costly school-dance experience by giving them a dress.
The HB Dress Drive, as Lexi is calling it, is her final service project and the accumulation of everything she has learned in her 12 years as a Girl Scout. When she completes the project, she will earn the Girl Scout's Gold Award, the highest award the organization offers.