Sunday, April 23, 2017

Hampton Girl Scout Earns Silver Award

Ashlin, a Hampton Girl Scout, has earned the Girl Scout Silver Award, the second highest honor and achievement a girl can earn in Girl Scouting.

For her project, Ashlin worked with The Cat Corner, a nonprofit, no-kill shelter in Hampton. Ashlin refurbished the bench that sits on the porch of The Cat Corner by peeling off the old paint, filling in the cracks, sanding the wood, adding a coat of primer and adding a fresh coat of paint. Ashlin painted cats and the organization’s name on the bench before securing it back in place at The Cat Corner. She also worked with a Girl Scout troop and taught the girls how to make cat toys, which they donated to The Cat Corner.

Ashlin also interviewed a volunteer at The Cat Corner and put together a video about what people should do if they encounter a stray cat, the importance of spaying and neutering cats and how people can adopt a cat from or volunteer with The Cat Corner. In order to share the information with a wide audience, Ashlin placed her video online for anyone to view.

The Girl Scout Silver Award is the top award that middle school age Girl Scouts can earn. To earn the award, girls have to identify a need in the community and carry out a Take Action project to address the matter through leadership work.