Emily Tarini earns Gold Award in Scouting for Shelton dog park upgrades

Emily Tarini has earned her Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award one can earn in Girl Scouting.

In order to earn the Gold Award, senior and ambassador Girl Scouts between the grades of 9-12 spend at least 80 hours researching issues, assessing community needs and resources, building a team, and making a sustainable impact in the community.

A Gold Award recipient’s accomplishments reflect leadership and citizenship skills that set her apart as a community leader.

Emily made a number of improvements to Shelton’s dog park. With the help of volunteers, she built a picnic table and two benches. She added new flowers to decorate the park and replaced a nearby guardrail with a stronger one to ensure cars wouldn’t come too close to the park’s fencing.

The Friends of the Shelton Dog Park will maintain the improvements. Emily is studying physical therapy at Quinnipiac University.

About the Gold Award

The Gold Award is the highest achievement a girl can earn in Girl Scouting, meeting national standards set by Girl Scouts of the USA.

Since 1916, girls have successfully answered the call to Go Gold, an act that indelibly marks them as accomplished members of their communities and the world.