Quincie Loy of Mebane has earned her Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest achievement a Girl Scout can earn.
Loy, a member of Girl Scout Troop 1289, designed an enrichment program for dogs awaiting adoption at the Burlington Animal Shelter. She created an agility area and implemented a dog obedience program to improve the behavior of the dogs at the shelter so they would have a better chance at adoption.
Girls in high school are able to earn their Girl Scout Gold Award by creating sustainable change on a community or world issue. Gold Award Girl Scouts address the root cause of a problem, plan and implement innovative solutions to drive change and lead a team of people to success. Each girl must dedicate a minimum of 80 hours to planning and carrying out her project, which must benefit the community and have long lasting impact.
“Earning the Girl Scout Gold Award designation is truly a remarkable achievement. It is the culmination of so many things – from a girl’s self-discipline and leadership abilities to time management and the creativity, initiative and mastery of skills it takes to complete these kinds of projects,” said Jennifer Wilcox, CEO for Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont.