Each year, hundreds of refugees relocate to the United States in hopes of a better future, oftentimes with their entire families. The goal of Sarah Seifrick’s Girl Scout Gold Award project was to help a family of refugees from Burma adjust to life in the US. The high school junior enlisted the help of her friends, neighbors, and community to furnish an apartment and stock the pantry for a family of six refugees. She also worked to set up English classes for the family and job interviews for the adults. Sarah is a member of Girl Scout Troop 2864.
In 2011 we recognized 173 outstanding Girl Scout Gold Award recipients. The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest honor a Girl Scout can earn and celebrates her leadership, team-building skills, cooperative effort,and determination to improve her life, the lives of others, and her community. Congratulations to our amazing Girl Scouts!