Four Oaks Girl Scout Earns Highest Award

Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines congratulates Annah Kate Lassiter of Four Oaks for becoming a Gold Award Girl Scout, a designation she earned by creating the Being Successful Begins with Being Prepared program at Four Oaks Elementary School. The program makes sure that all the children at the school have a backpack, school supplies, and snacks by providing them to those who cannot afford them.

The Gold Award is the mark of the truly remarkable—earned by a high school Girl Scout who works to address an issue she’s passionate about in a way that produces meaningful and lasting change. Whether it’s on a local, national, or global level, Gold Award Girl Scouts provide innovative solutions to significant challenges.

“Gold Award Girl Scouts don’t just change the world for the better, they change it for good—and Annah Kate embodies everything this achievement stands for,” said Lisa Jones, chief executive officer, Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines. “Annah Kate addressed an issue that’s important to her—education—for her Gold Award, and we congratulate her on this momentous accomplishment.”

Lassiter is the daughter of Mark and Mrs. Deanna Lassiter and she is a recent graduate of South Johnston High School. She has been in Girl Scouts for 13 years and is in Girl Scout Troop #3520 led by her mother. In addition to Girl Scouting, she is on the dance competition teams at Alicia’s School of Performing Arts, is a member of the Stones Creek Church youth group and SGA and she was co-editor of the yearbook.

By earning the Girl Scout Gold Award, Lassiter has become a community leader. Her accomplishments reflect leadership and citizenship skills that set her apart. Earning the Girl Scout Gold Award is no easy feat as a girl demonstrates significant leadership, planning, networking and organizational skills as girls spend, on average, one to two years working to complete her project. Girls must follow the steps of identifying an issue, investigating it thoroughly, getting help and building a team, creating a plan, presenting your plan, gathering feedback, taking action, and educating and inspiring others.

Since the council unification in 2007 through 2019, 757 Girl Scouts have earned their Gold Award as a result of their efforts to transform an idea and vision for change into an actionable plan with measurable, sustainable, and far-reaching impact. Girls and families interested in learning more about the Girl Scout Gold Award can visit