A dozen girls, including Guthrie’s Victoria Heyvaert, received the Girl Scouts’ highest honor, the Gold Award, at a recent ceremony.
Heyvaert, a 2021 graduate of Guthrie High School, noticed that there was a lack of comfortable and affordable prosthesis options available for women who had undergone a mastectomy. Related article: Crocheters needed to help with Girl Scout Gold Award project
She took action to help solve this problem by creating a beneficial program that supplied at least 100 crocheted prostheses for breast cancer survivors.
The program will live on and continue to supply this comfortable and affordable option even after Victoria has graduated.
“The Gold Award program requires our girls to make a lasting change in their community and beyond,” said Shannon Evers, CEO of Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma. “I see our girls transform the world daily and this is a time for us to celebrate and applaud them and their successes. This year’s recipients are truly world changers.”