Billingsley earns Girl Scout Gold

Published 12:00 am Sunday, May 18, 2014

Caroline Billingsley, 17, is receiving her Girl Scout Gold Award today, May 18, 2014, at Bethel United Methodist Church. It will be presented by Troop Leader Angie Lovingood and Ambassador Leader Kim Billingsley.
A member of Bethel United Methodist Church Troop 1093 since 2005, she joined as a Brownie and has advanced to Ambassador. Caroline earned her Bronze award as a Junior and her Silver Award as a Cadette. She has earned her Senior Journey: Mission Sisterhood; Silver Award; and has more than 50 hours of leadership on projects. She received her Hornets Nest Council Gold Certificate May 4, 2014.
An 11th-grader at North Rowan High School, she is Historian for the Student government/SGA; Trumpet Line Captain in the Marching Band; Key Club and Junior Civitan member; member of the Varsity Volleyball team; and is Mens’ Varsity Basketball Team Statistician. She has also received the Laity of Service Award from Bethel United Methodist Church in 2013. She attended Summer Ventures in Science and Mathematics and will be attending Govenors School in Mathematics this summer.
Caroline’s Gold project was creating a Community Youth Mission Organization, Youth on a Mission (YOAM). The group has completed many community projects such as: clearing yards for handicap/disabled adults; painting a wheelchair ramp with treated paint for safety; built a community playground at Bethel United Methodist Church; collected wrapping paper for Senior Christmas; and held a canned food drive for Rowan Helping Ministries. The group is self-sustaining and will continue to provide community service.