Saturday, May 13, 2017

Silver Award Project with the Outer Banks History Center

Girl Scout Cadette Rylee from Wanchese in the Outer Banks has earned the Girl Scout Silver Award, the second highest honor and achievement a girl can earn in Girl Scouting.

For her project, Rylee worked with the Outer Banks History Center, a regional archives and research library administered by the North Carolina State Archives. Rylee worked on a number of tasks to assist with preservation, including placing photos and negatives into sleeves for storage, organizing newspaper clippings and placing slides into acid free enclosures as part of an archival rehousing process. She also helped organize the archive collection and create inventories to help track items in the collection, and she worked on creating a finding aid for the Catherine and Donald Bryan Collection.

In addition to her assistance with the collection, Rylee also helped organize a storage room and re-shelve materials at the history center.

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.