Raleigh, N.C.— Kaileigh Ault of Cary, N.C., has been awarded the Girl Scout Silver Award by Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines. The Girl Scout Silver Award is the second highest achievement in Girl Scouting. The award symbolizes a Girl Scout Cadette’s accomplishments in Girl Scouting and her community as she discovers her strengths and takes action to make the world a better place.
For her Girl Scout Silver Award project, Ault hosted a diaper and clothing donation drive for Dorcas Ministries, a non-profit organization which provides crisis relief to local residents. She collected over 5700 diapers and bags of gently used clothes and assorted baby items. Additionally, she created an instructional guide for future volunteers who wish to perform similar donation drive.
As a Girl Scout, Ault has learned about taking action to make the world a better place. She hopes her project will encourage members of the community to volunteer for Dorcas Ministries and to contribute to future donation drive.
Ault is the daughter of Kim and Tim Ault. She has been a Girl Scout since 2007 and is a Girl Scout Juliette. In addition to Girl Scouting, she participates in piano, gymnastics, and swimming.
About the Silver Award
The Silver Award is the highest honor a Girl Scout in the sixth through eighth grades can earn. The Silver Award recognizes the work of Girl Scout Cadettes who demonstrate leadership skills culminating in 50 hours or more dedicated toward a service project that makes a difference in their community. The service project can be completed as an individual or with a group. If accomplished as a group, each girl is responsible for a specific part of the project and is required to evaluate her contribution to the project and to the group.
Girl Scouts and Leadership
Girl Scouts of the USA has a 100-year tradition of building leadership skills in girls. Girl Scouts has shaped the lives of 53 percent of female senior executives and business owners, 60 percent of women in Congress, and virtually every female astronaut.
Founded in 1912, Girl Scouts of the USA is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls, with 2.8 million girl and adult members worldwide. Girl Scouting is the leading authority on girls’ healthy development, and builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. The organization serves girls from every corner of the United States and its territories.
In partnership with more than 10,000 adult volunteers, Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines serves more than 26,000 girl members in 41 central and eastern North Carolina counties. (Counties are: Beaufort, Bladen, Brunswick, Carteret, Chatham, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Duplin, Durham, Edgecombe, Franklin, Granville, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hoke, Johnston, Jones, Lee, Lenoir, Martin, Moore, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Orange, Pamlico, Pender, Person, Pitt, Richmond, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Vance, Wake, Warren, Wayne, and Wilson.) The council’s administrative headquarters is located in Raleigh, with additional program and service centers located in Goldsboro, Fayetteville and Wilmington. For more information on membership or volunteer opportunities, visit www.nccoastalpines.org or call 800-284-4475.