Smith earns Girl Scout Gold Award

By on September 17, 2011

Elburn resident Nikki Smith was among 27 Girl Scouts in northern Illinois who earned the Girl Scout Gold Award in 2011. The Gold Award is the highest award a Girl Scout can earn.

Smith worked with the Kane County Judicial Center to paint two murals and add a bookshelf to the waiting room of the Abuse/Neglect/Adoption Courtroom. She also collected art supplies, coloring books, and sewed drawstring bags for 50 art kits that were distributed to foster children through Lutheran Social Services.

“I love art and wanted to work with children,” Smith said. “Through my project, I wanted to ease the transition of kids going through the court and/or foster system and give them the healthy distraction of art.”

Smith was honored for her accomplishment at Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois’ recent Young Women of Distinction event.