Class of 2020 senior Rylee Colomb recently learned she has received the Girl Scouts Gold Award.
The award is the highest honor a Girl Scout can receive on the state level. It shows the Scouts' commitment and dedication to a cause. The honor is bestowed upon someone who demonstrates extraordinary leadership, makes a measurable and sustainable impact, and addresses a local challenge related to a national and/or global issue.
Colomb received her Gold Award for making cooling scarves for members of the U.S. Military. Rylee's dad was the inspiration behind the project. He was deployed to Afghanistan for six months in the extreme heat and these scarves are meant to help soldiers get some relief on a hot day. Rylee designed the scarves to conform with military uniform standards. They do come in various colors.
With help from her troop, troop moms and her project advisor she distributed the scarves to soldiers at BWI Airport as part of a USO event earlier this year.
Rylee has been a member of Troop 4991 in Pasadena for more than 10-years. She is set to attend Mercyhurst University in the fall, studying Forensic Anthropology.
The only honor higher than the Gold Award is the National Gold Award. Just ten girls across the country are chosen and receive that honor.