The Morris County Board of Freeholders have honored two new “Gold Award’’ Girl Scouts
from Washington Township for two very unique and demanding scout projects, lauding the
young ladies for their hard work and positive efforts.
The freeholders presented certificates of achievement to Katya Alexandra Reed of Troop 930
and Dorathea Elizabeth Lare of Troop 478. Both West Morris Central High School students
were joined by family members at the ceremony, held at the Board of Freeholders May 11
meeting in Morristown, to celebrate the positive achievements of these young county residents.
The freeholders praised Reed and Lare for completing the service projects that earned them the
Gold Award, which is the highest award a Girl Scout can earn in her scouting career.
“We are honored to present certificates to these young ladies who are future leader of our
county and state,’’ said Freeholder Director Kathy DeFillippo. “The projects they completed to
become Gold Award Scouts are quite impressive.
Reed’s project, which she called “Healing Haiti,’’ focused on improving the lives and health of
disabled and ill Haitian orphans residing at Grace Children’s Hospital in Port au Prince, Haiti.
She worked closely with her church, Trinity United Methodist Church, which sponsored her trip
to Haiti to allow her to deliver wheelchairs to needy children. The chairs were purchased with
money that she raised.
Lare’s project was an immersion for students into the fashion business, which involved
planning and conducting four workshops to introduce high school students to various jobs in
that industry. Her workshops included: Marketing and Business, Illustration, Accessories, and
culminated in a Project Runway weekend finale.