Two West Scouts Earn Gold Honors

West Honolulu Girl Scout Troop 415 struck gold this spring as two members received their Gold awards during an April 25 ceremony at Central Union Church. The award is considered the highest honor in Girl Scouting, and only about 6 percent of eligible members nationwide ever achieve it.

Cory Sutton spearheaded an educational project for children and visitors to Honolulu Zoo about deforestation caused by palm oil production. Titled “Save the Orangutans: If the Girl Scouts Can Do It, So Can You,” her work included a video and presentation about the use of unsustainable palm oil.

Madisyn Young created a book area for children at Vancouver House, a transitional housing venue. Young spent time there weekly with the children to teach them English and other school skills via activities.

“The Gold Award rec-ognizes a Girl Scout’s commitment and service to the community,” explained Girl Scouts of Hawaii CEO Shari Chang. “We are extremely proud of their achievements and are confident they will continue to be exemplary leaders throughout their lives.”