Brown receives Girl Scout Gold Award

Girl Scouts of Western Pennsylvania is honored to present Kaitlyn Brown with the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest recognition for achievement in Girl Scouting. Brown, daughter of Teri and Steve Brown, is a 2014 graduate of Warren Area High School where she was co-editor of the Warren Dragon yearbook and an alumnus of Dance Express Company.

As a Girl Scout for 13 years, Brown is a Senior in Troop 30111 and was supported in her Gold Award effort by Karly Taylor and Susan Benton of the Warren 3628 Service Area.

Her Gold Award project began in August 2013 and was completed in August 2014. Her project consisted of building and placing a picnic table along Pennsylvania Avenue in Warren and educating the community about hunger in her area by holding a food drive and taking that food to The Salvation Army. Through the project she learned that she enjoys building different things, and that there are many issues close to home that she could have focused on. The most successful aspect of her project she says was the volunteers as they were “very supportive and always willing to help.”

Other volunteers included Steven Brown Jr., Cassie Johnson, Alaina Stewart, Sarah Dietsch, Steve Brown Sr., Mae Brown, James Hornstrom, Martha Hornstrom, Derek Brown and Teri Brown. The advisor for her project was Ron Kramer of Oneida Lumber/Ace Hardware.

Brown plans to attend Robert Morris University in Moon Township where she will study marketing.

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