Six Girl Scouts have received the Silver Award, the second highest achievement in Girl Scouting.
Riley Houser and Sydney McIntyre of Raleigh worked together on hospital activity boxes filled with items to entertain young children receiving treatment at Wake Med Children’s Hospital. They held a donation drive for three months for items to include in the boxes and raised money to purchase additional items by selling snow cones and hosting bake sales. They made 12 boxes with books, coloring books, games and puzzles, and created communal boxes for the hospital such as a game box, book box and a puzzle/art box for the waiting room.
Riley is the daughter of Leigh Ann and Shawn Houser and has been a Girl Scout since 2009. She is active in Powerhouse Elite Cheer, Leesville Road Middle School Cheer, Confirmation classes at Soapstone United Methodist Church and WHIN Family Service Project. Sydney is the daughter of Donald McIntyre and Teresa Forehand and has been a Girl Scout since 2010. She is active in Confirmation classes at St. Francis of Assissi, dance at Carolina Dance Center, volleyball at TVC and St. Francis of Assissi, and Beta Club and Dance Company. They are members of Troop 326.
Alena Freer and Ashley Wright of Raleigh worked together to educate their community on the benefits of pet therapy by visiting public events such as the Special Olympics, the Rosewood Health Center and tutoring centers with a service dog. They also created a brochure to distribute at community events and at pet stores and dog-training facilities.
Alena is the daughter of Debbi Freer and Greg Freer and has been a Girl Scout since 2007. She is active in church youth group, church hand bells and plays on her school tennis team. Ashley is the daughter of Stephen and Krista Wright and has been a Girl Scout since 2009. She is active in church youth group, choir and hand bells, and plays the guitar. They are members of Troop 1056.
Ashley Jacobs and Laurel Haines of Wake Forest worked together to spread awareness of childhood diseases and cancer by visiting elementary schools and helping students make cards and paper cranes for children at the Ronald McDonald House. They also hosted events at Ronald McDonald Houses.
Ashley is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Jacobs and has been a Girl Scout since 2009. She is active in church youth group and plays basketball. Laurel is the daughter of Gina and Brian Haines and has been a Girl Scout since 2008. She is active on swim team. They are members of Troop 3070.