By: Kim Dunne, Media Manager
We continue to feature the amazingGirl Scouts that have earned the Girl Scout Gold Award this year!
Katelyn is from Oswego and is a senior at Oswego High School. She plans to attend St. John Fisher College in the fall where she will major in Business Administration. For her Gold Award Take Action Project Katelyn worked with area senior living facilities and ran programs for residents on scrapbooking and card making. She recognized the loneliness that often plague the elderly and helped them connect with distant family and friends.
Kaitlyn is from Central Square and a senior at Paul V. Moore High School. She plans to attend college and major in pre-law/political science. For her project she built a handicap accessible pathway at Crossroads Park in Central Square. It will provide people with disabilities accessibility to the outdoor platform for years to come. Her project has laid the foundation for the growth and development of the park.
Kelly is from Owego and a junior at Vestal High School. She plans to attend college and find a career in politics. For her Take Action project Kelly worked with the Discovery Center’s Story Garden where she addressed the need to make the book nook more child and staff friendly. She developed a method that was fun and educational by color and number coding the books and the book nooks so the children (ages 4-7) could easily find a book and replace it properly by following her system that she created into a game.
Emily is from Baldwinsville and a graduate of C.W. Baker High School. For her project she aimed to restore pride in the downtown area of her hometown. She restored the historical mural located at the four corners in Baldwinsville. In addition to take steps to ensure it’s preservation she also had it added as a stop on the walking tour.
Mallory is from Kirkwood and a junior at Seton Catholic Central School. For her Gold Award Take Action Project she worked with Catholic Charities to create the “Miracles in Backpacks” program. The backpacks were filled with grade-appropriate supplies for kids in grades K-12. Two troops in the Green Bay, Wisconsin area have picked up her idea and begun the project in their area as well.