Three Marshall Girl Scouts set out to make a difference in their community through various initiatives and make a difference they did, as they received the All Gold Award from the youth organization.
Samantha Brown, Keicee Moore and Kristin Lewis (pictured above) of Girl Scout Troop 1268 worked on separate projects to better Harrison County by teaming up with area elementary schools, Dayspring Therapeutic Equine Center of Harrison County and Good Shepherd Medical Center—Marshall.
Brown, who now attends the University of Texas—San Antonio, worked with Dayspring and owner Sheryl Fogle to create a trail and benches for guests.
"Saving our environment is another thing that is very important to me and I was so glad the trees could be used and not just cut down."
Brown's mother, Robyn, is troop leader for Girl Scout Troop 1268 and service unit manager. Robyn Brown she couldn't be prouder of the three girls and how the community has benefited from them.
"I think that it's amazing that three girls from the same troop chose three different avenues to pursue and we all benefited from it in different ways," she said. "I saw from the beginning when they couldn't write a report, and now they can get up and speak in front of 200 people about their project. They felt so strongly about it that they can talk about it."
In order to receive the Gold Award, a Girl Scout has to do something in her own community that is sus...