Student Earns Girl Scout Gold Award

Ally Pelayo '20 posing with a plaque explaining her project

November 20, 2019

Congratulations to Ally Pelayo ’20 who earned her Girl Scout Gold Award this summer! The Gold Award is the highest award in Girl Scouting and only 3% of Girl Scouts achieve this distinction. Ally grew up in Hong Kong where she did the majority of her Scouting before she and her family moved to the United States during her sophomore year. They were originally from the Pacific northwest and it was there that she saw an opportunity for a project related to the environment having spent many wonderful days hiking in Olympic National Park. In a partnership with the North Olympic Land Trust in Port Angeles, Washington, Ally developed a series of informational signs that were installed in the land trust area. She also launched a “Love Where You Live: Wellness in the Woods” session where the community gathered to do yoga and learn more about the environment and conservation.