Girl Scout Gold Award
Emilie Vitt of Zebulon earned the Girl Scout Gold Award, which is the highest achievement in Girl Scouting. For her Gold Award project, Vitt partnered with the Wendell Rotary Club to assist with the club’s Library Book Grant project.
Each year, the Wendell Rotary Club provides new books to three local elementary schools and a charter school in a children’s home. Vitt helped expand this project by organizing volunteers to make audio recordings of the books that were donated. Her work began by ensuring copyright rules were followed and that she had the necessary permission to record the content of the books. Vitt then recruited volunteers from her Girl Scout troop, schools, and community organizations to read aloud and record each book onto a CD. Audio CDs of the books were donated to the schools. To maximize sustainability of her project, Vitt encouraged her Girl Scout troop to pursue a similar project and wrote an article about the project for her local newspaper.
Vitt is the daughter of Ann and Jim Vitt and is a graduate of East Wake High School. She has been in Girl Scouts since 2003 and is in Girl Scout Troop #331 led by Jocelyn Lyman and Darcie Helbig. In addition to Girl Scouting, she is an accomplished musician and a member of the National Honor Society.