Four Triangle Girl Scouts have attained the Gold Award, which is the highest achievement in Girl Scouting. This is what they did for their Gold Award projects.
• Rebecca Dietrich of Raleigh created a presentation to explain and demonstrate the importance of farming. Her project included three sections that focused on corn, wheat and soybeans.
Rebecca presented to students at A.B. Combs Elementary School, Union County Farmers Market, Fall Harvest at Yates County Park, Fall Festival at Union County Agricultural Center and Wake County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee.
Rebecca is the daughter of Geoff and Sarah Dietrich and is a graduate of Athens Drive High School. She is a freshman at N.C. State University and was in Girl Scout Troop 1761.
• Claudia Jayne Kennedy of Raleigh designed a program that enables senior citizens to help children in need of comfort.
Claudia worked with seniors at the Brighton Gardens senior center to make 38 blankets that were donated to Project Linus and distributed to children in hospitals, shelters, social service agencies and other places.
Claudia wrote a blog detailing her experience, and created a booklet of service project ideas for seniors that retirement homes can use.
Claudia is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry W. Kennedy Jr.
She is a graduate of Leesville Road High School in Raleigh and is a freshman at N.C. State University.
Claudia was a member of Girl Scout Troop 15.
of Morrisville built oversized lawn board games for her church youth group.
Gwen created short lessons on community, friendship and serving a purpose that coordinated with the games.
She also established folders with the lessons and building instructions for other churches and youth organizations in her community.
Gwen is the daughter of Craig and Mikalan Krause and is a graduate of Panther Creek High School.
She is a freshman at East Carolina University in Greenville.
She was a member of Troop 1860.
tackled the issue of illiteracy in America by offering free youth soccer clinics to girls who were willing to donate books and prizes to her cause.
She then gave the donations to Read and Feed, a nonprofit organization in Cary that provides low-income students with extra help and practice with reading.
Allison also created brochures with facts and statistics about illiteracy and information on the Read and Feed organization.
Allison is the daughter of Steve and Lora Meyer and is a senior at Cardinal Gibbons High School.
She is a Girl Scout in Troop 1203 led by Sondra Heiken and Lora Meyer.