Monday, April 16, 2012

Laura Earns Gold Award

Laura, a sophomore at Winfield City High School and a member of Troop 40494, recently earned her Girl Scout Gold Award for her project Quilts for Kids. After learning about the need for warm blankets at Children’s of Alabama in Birmingham, Laura sewed 20 lap quilts and delivered them to the hospital. To raise awareness, Laura spoke to several groups about how they can get involved in similar projects through Children’s of Alabama. Lauren’s parents are Ed and Rachel.

The Girl Scout Gold Award is highest level of Girl Scout achievement. This award recognizes the Senior & Ambassador Girl Scout’s commitment to herself, her community, and her future. The girl who goes for the Gold embraces challenges, achieves excellence, and works diligently to make the world a better place, in her own unique way. Her leadership, vision and boundless energy is an inspiration to all Girl Scouts. Each girl earning her Gold Award demonstrates excellence through a leadership project totaling more than 65 hours. Girls who earn their Gold Award are also recognized by the President of the United States, the U.S. Congress, the U.S. Armed Services, state legislatures, colleges and universities for admission and scholarship opportunities, and the American Legion.