Local students earn highest honor in Girl Scouting

By: Staff report
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Girl Scouts Heart of Central California honored Carley Mickel, of Auburn, who has earned the prestigious Girl Scout Gold Award at the organization’s Girls Who Inspire ceremony.

The highest award in Girl Scouting, the Gold Award requires girls to take action in a sustainable way by identifying issues in their communities or the world and working to resolve them for future generations.

Carley addressed the issue of a lack of fresh fruits and vegetables in her school cafeteria for her project. She decided to help the agricultural department by building four new garden boxes, two compost bins and cleared the weeds around the garden beds. The agricultural department will be able to maintain the boxes while having an outdoor laboratory in the years to come.

Furthermore, this will provide fresh fruits and vegetables in the cafeteria.

Earning the Girl Scout Gold Award is a powerful and transformative experience that could entitle girls to college scholarships or an advanced rank when entering the military.

Girl Scouts has 3.2 million active members and more than 59 million alumnae. Since its founding in 1912, women have explored new fields of knowledge, learned valuable skills and developed strong core values through Girl Scouting.