Girl Scouts-Dakota Horizons congratulates Elizabeth Parton of Minot, ND for earning the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award to be achieved in Girl Scouts.
Elizabeth earned her Gold Award with her Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery Restoration Project. She noticed one of Minot’s historic cemeteries was in disrepair. Elizabeth got to work researching, planning, and implementing a strategy to clean up the overrun cemetery. She made sure each grave had an accurate plot so that visitors can easily see who is buried there. The much-needed maintenance done by Elizabeth will make it easier for the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery Association to maintain the cemetery moving forward.
Her accomplishments reflect leadership, citizenship, and foundational skills built through Girl Scouts. Since 1916, Girl Scouts have been making meaningful, sustainable change in their communities and around the world. The Girl Scout Gold Award acknowledges the power behind each Gold Award Girl Scout’s dedication to not only empowering and bettering herself but also to making the world a better place for others through remarkable Take Action projects that have a sustainable impact in their communities and beyond.