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Williamsburg Girl Scout Earns Silver Award

Williamsburg Girl Scout Earns Silver Award

Emma Reilly of Williamsburg recently earned the Girl Scout Silver Award, the second highest honor and achievement in Girl Scouting. She is currently a freshman at York High School.

For her Girl Scout Silver Award project, Emma created a library for a neighborhood in Yorktown that does not have easy access to books. She was inspired by the Little Free Library in her own neighborhood. Emma plans to maintain the library she built and opened to residents by cleaning and refilling the box as needed with help from the director of the Rivermeade Community Center in Yorktown.

Emma chose this issue because she wanted to address the problem of illiteracy and the lack of easy access...