CLAYTON – Ashley Stone of Clayton 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, Kitty Comfort, Stone worked with local businesses and organizations to create comfortable beds for cats at the Wake County SPCA. Stone used her research to gather and construct the parts needed to make cat beds out of recycled motorcycle tires and hand-made pillows. She also painted fun prints on the beds. She donated her creations to the SPCA, where cats enjoyed their new, comfy beds.
As a Girl Scout, Stone has learned about taking action to make the world a better place. She hopes that from her project, the cats will know that they are cared about, and that they will not be scared when a human comes in to adopt them. She also hopes that her project helped the Wake County SPCA by giving them extra resources, so that they can focus less on finding necessities for the animals, and more on finding them forever homes.
Stone is the daughter of Lisa Lisk and Derek Stone. She has been a Girl Scout since 2014 and is a member of Girl Scout Troop #1859 led by Lisa Lisk. In addition to Girl Scouting, she is active in Nicks Flippin Kids – AAU, gymnastics, and softball.
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.