GOING FOR THE GOLD—THE MARK OF THE TRULY REMARKABLE
Kashish has recently earned the mark of the truly remarkable —the Girl Scout Gold Award. After Kashish helped a family member complete a community service project at a local homeless shelter, she saw a need to provide additional comfort to those lacking provisions. So, Kashish partnered with St. Patrick’s Center to ensure more individuals had access to life’s basic necessities to earn her Gold Award. After learning some of the center’s visitors required further sources of warmth, Kashish made more than a dozen fleece blankets. This young leader then led a team to make 542 sandwiches that were given to the St. Patrick Center’s Mobile Outreach team for their lunch program. Finally, Kashish created plarn, plastic yarn, to knit into a mat. This helped reduce the number of plastics in landfills by
collecting 600 plastic bags, which was then cut into strips and knitted together. Kashish has provided a presentation and instructions to the Resource Outreach Club at Ladue Horton Watkins High School, who will continue to sustain her project through their community service efforts. The Gold Award is earned by a high-school-aged Girl Scout who has dedicated on average more than 80 hours to address an issue she’s passionate about in a way that produces meaningful and permanent change. Whether it’s on a local, national or global level, Gold Award Girl Scouts, like Kashish, provide innovative solutions to pressing and relevant challenges.