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Millis Girl Scout earns prestigious Girl Scout Gold Award

Girl Scout Emma Barry of Millis earned her Gold Award for raising awareness to the negative impacts on the environment of automobile idling. Courtesy photo.

Girl Scout Emma Barry of Millis has earned the Gold Award for her work bringing awareness to the negative effects of automobile idling on the environment, as well as the state laws enforced to prohibit it. She presented information to varied community groups, including an assembly of students, a parents’ group at her school, and many community days in her town. Emma connected with the Sustainable Medfield Group to include her project as a community-wide “take action” project to encourage the reduction of CO2 emissions in their town. 
The Gold Award is the highest achievement a Girl Scout can earn, available to girls in high school who create sustainable change on a community or world issue, from teen nutrition to literacy development in youth. Gold Award Girl Scouts address the root cause of a problem, plan and implement innovative solutions to drive change, and lead a team of people to success. 
Girls Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts, the largest girl serving organization in Massachusetts and 10th largest Girl Scout council in the United States, is celebrating the 2021-2022 class of Gold Award Girl Scouts: over 60 teen world-changers in Eastern Massachusetts who invested over hundreds of hours creating lasting impact on issues important to them. As they take action to transform their world, Gold Award Girl Scouts gain tangible skills and prove they are the leaders our community and world need. 
For more information on Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts, please visit their website,, or follow their social media channels, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, for the latest updates on the organization.