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Wilton Girl Scout Earns Gold Award For Animal Adoption Project

Caroline Costello Photo Credit: Girl Scouts of Connecticut
This year's group of Gold Award recipients from across the state. Photo Credit: Girl Scouts of Connecticut

WILTON, Conn. – Caroline Costello, of Wilton, recently received the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest honor a girl can earn in Girl Scouting.

In order to earn the Gold Award, Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts between grades 9-12 spend at least 80 hours researching issues, assessing community needs and resources, building a team, and making a sustainable impact in the community, according to a press release.

Costello’s project was to work with the Connecticut Humane Society to help raise awareness about the importance for animal lovers to adopt or foster their pets. She created holiday-themed decorated bins and placed them in three prominent locations with fliers.

Costello will attend Keene State College in the fall and is considering a career in elementary education.

A Gold Award recipient’s accomplishments reflect leadership and citizenship skills that set her apart as a community leader, according to a press release

She is one of 55 Girl Scouts to earn her Gold Award this year in Connecticut.

“On a national level, only four to six percent of Girl Scouts earn this prestigious honor, and I am beyond proud of our girls,” said Mary Barneby, CEO of Girl Scouts of Connecticut, in a press release. “By earning the Gold Award, Girl Scouts set themselves apart as top achievers, and are incredible women of confidence, courage, and character, who make the world a better place.”

For more information about the Gold Award or how to become a Gold Award volunteer or mentor, visit here .

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