Caroline Spana, a junior at Pelham Memorial High School and a member of Pelham Girl Scout Troop 2792 since kindergarten, has earned both the Girl Scout Bronze and Silver Awards and has recently completed her Gold Award service project.

Caroline’s Gold Project “Saving Seasides” focused on reducing plastics in local waterfronts and shorelines through educating others on the dangers of plastic pollutants to humans and marine life. She organized multiple beach cleanups, on land and in the water, by recruiting and leading other scouts and volunteers in removing plastic and trash. She also designed, created and sold beach-themed jewelry to raise awareness and funds. Through this effort, she was able to donate supplies needed at these cleanups and video equipment to teach students at the Mamaroneck Marine Education Center.

Completion of a service project that reaches beyond the Girl Scout organization and provides a lasting benefit to the larger community, along with a minimum of 80 leadership hours and troop involvement, is required for earning Girl Scout’s highest level, the Gold Award. Caroline will participate in a ceremony this March recognizing her achievement.

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