Gold Awards earned by 4 Westside Girl Scouts

       Four Westside Girl Scouts, all Coronado High students, recently earned the Gold Award from the local Wagon Wheel Council.
       The award, considered the highest achievement in Girl Scouting, honors a project by a girl in grades 9-12 that requires at least 50 hours of work, meets a community need and gives the scout an opportunity to exercise leadership skills, career interest, and personal values, according to a Girl Scout press release.
       The four Westside girls and their projects are:
       · Karena Houghton (“Completing the Circle”) -an educational storybook for children with scoliosis and other orthopedic infirmities.
       · Abigail Klein (“Aprons for Friends”) - at least 12 aprons for KPC Kid's Place, to be used by staff working with infants and young children who are brought to KPC Kid's Place for emergency care.
       · Kylene Riggen (“Pet Manual”) - a safety manual for dog owners, providing guidance and tips on how to care for dogs in a thunderstorm, basic first aid, poisonous plants of the area and outdoor and indoor safety.
       · Maddie Shields (“Catching Up the Kitchen”) - establishment of a community-wide kitchen collection for KPC Kid's Place, providing basic kitchen supplies, utensils, a cookbook and other cooking gear.

From a press release