Emily Walker: Gold Award


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EMMA SHANAHAN and EVE CRAWFORD –

Emily Walker: Gold Award –  

The Gold Award is the highest possible award a Girl Scout can ever earn in her career. Throughout her grade school and high school years, Emily Walker ‘16 has spent countless hours working toward that goal.

Girl Scouts in high school have a chance to receive the Gold Award to better their communities and challenge them to change the world.

She calls her project Community Comfort.

“I’m planning on collecting blankets and teddy bears and giving those items to the fire departments and police stations so that they can comfort kids when needed,” said Walker.

She has completed two Journeys and a Silver award. She has also received other Girl Scout awards and worked on many other projects, making her able to create and carry out her plan for the Gold Award. The process of making her ideas into a well-formed project was simple; she came up with her idea, took it to the Colorado Gold Award Committee, and got her plans approved.

Emily hasn’t started collecting donations yet, but she plans to start in October by putting donation boxes around the school and around Castle Rock. When asked about her favorite part of Girl Scouts, Emily responded quickly.

“It’s knowing more about the community, which got me started on community service,” said Walker.