West Allis Resident Earns Girl Scout Gold Award

June 10, 2011

Milwaukee, WI , June 8, 2011—Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast has awarded Emily Brown of West Allis, the highest award in Girl Scouting–the Girl Scout Gold Award. This prestigious award symbolizes outstanding accomplishment in leadership development and community service.

 

Girl Scouts who receive this award have completed several project components and fulfilled a minimum of 80 hours of work in achieving a project that creates lasting change in their community.

 

In an effort to save the lives of babies, Emily, a Girl Scout from Troop 1853, spread the word about the dangers of bed sharing with infants through a media campaign that included an informational brochure for new parents and instructional video for parenting classes. She also worked with Channel 58 to create a public service announcement and established a Web site to share information and her work. As a result of her work, many doctors are currently using various components of her work in their practices.

 

“The Girl Scout Gold Award carries responsibility along with honor. When a Girl Scout achieves this award, she also makes a lifetime commitment to being courageous, confident, and a person of character,” said council CEO Molly T. Fuller.

 

This year a total of 29 young women earned their Girl Scout Gold Award and 150 earned their Girl Scout Silver Award.

 

Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast serves over 28,500 girls in grades K through 12 in the seven-county area. Girl Scouts is the pre-eminent leadership development organization for girls and authority on girls’ healthy development. Visit www.gswise.org for more information.

 

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For additional information about the Girl Scouts organization, contact Kristie Arciszewski, Communications/Public Relations Manager, at 800-565-GIRL (4475) or karciszewski@gswise.org.

 

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