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Scouts achieve top honors

Elizabeth Pedersen
Elizabeth Pedersen

Two Cary Girl Scouts have earned Gold and Silver awards, the first- and second-highest achievements in girl scouting.

For her Gold Award project, Elizabeth Pedersen assisted teachers and volunteers working for Ryan Epps Home for Children (REHC) to create ESL learning materials for Haitian orphans. In addition, she produced brochures to generate awareness about REHC and to promote ESL education and benevolence.

Elizabeth is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Craig Pedersen and is junior at Cardinal Gibbons High School. She is a member of Troop #1860 led by Wanda Schramm. Paula Heidrick served as Elizabeth’s project advisor. Elizabeth also is a member of Carolina Elite Travel Softball, National Honors Society, Brown Bay Ministry, Lung Cancer Initiative of NC, Franciscan Youth International Club, and Catholic Parish Outreach.

For her Silver Award project, Meghan Brigham created an orientation video and planned interactive activities for HUGS camper assistants. The video will introduce new camper assistants to the camp’s culture and to their responsibilities. The activities will allow campers and camper assistants to get to know one another and to work together. She hopes her project will encourage others to participate in future HUGS camps.

Meghan is the daughter of Douglas and Rebecca Brigham. She is a member of Troop #465, co-led by Marina Crosby, Laura Mishra, and Maria Sears. She participates in Davis Drive Middle School basketball and softball teams, Cary Parks and Recreation basketball and softball teams, and Park Village Porpoises Swim Team.