Society Helps Girl Scout Earn Top Award

August 28, 2012 at 10:49 PM


Sarah Whitaker (right) leads one of the downtown walking tours during the DuBois Area Historical Society’s 3rd Annual Spring Walk in 2011.

           Sarah Whitaker of DuBois has earned the Girls Scouts’ highest honor through a project she completed in cooperation with the DuBois Area Historical Society.

           The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest award that Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts may earn. Earning the Gold Award requires a suggested 80 hours of planning and implementing a challenging, large-scale project that is innovative, engages others, and has a lasting impact on its targeted community with an emphasis on sustainability.

           For her Gold Award Project, Whitaker, now a senior at DuBois Area High School, developed a historic walking tour of downtown DuBois and an accompanying brochure. Helping her with the project were students from DuBois Area High School’s Pupil Enrichment Program. The DuBois Area Historical Society provided support for the project and featured it as the Society’s Third Annual Spring Walk on May 19, 2011.

            The tour covered 20 sites in downtown DuBois. Whitaker and nine other students from the Pupil Enrichment Program led the tour, explaining the history of the buildings at the stops. Forty people attended the walk.

           Using the brochure, others may take the tour on their own. The brochure may be viewed and printed at the DuBois Area Historical Society’s web site.  

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