Westborough – Rebecca Bryan, a member of Troop 30195, received the Girl Scout Gold Award June 16 at a council-wide ceremony. She is one of a small percentage nationwide who complete and awarded the Girl Scout Gold Award.
The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest award that high school girls can achieve. Girls must use their values and skills to identify a community issue for their project. The project plan must achieve sustainability and measurable impact. Each Gold Award project must be a minimum of 80 hours completed by the girl.
In working with the Westborough Community Land Trust, Rebecca for the past 15 months completed an accurate map of the Upper Jack Straw Brook Reservation. She worked in the woods identifying rock walls and recording them on a GPS, editing, and preparing a workable map. She also presented her work to high school activity groups at Westborough High School. In using Garmin BaseCamp, she was able to make a workable map for the Westborough Community Land Trust (WCLT) to have in planning programs.? Along the way, she also printed photos of the reservation to match with each GPS point.
Dr. Steven Rowell of the WCLT was her advisor on the project.
She is the daughter of Karin and Thomas Bryan of Westborough, and is a graduate of Westborough High School. She will attend UMass Amherst in the fall, studying computer science.