First Posted: 4/6/2008
State Rep. , D-Luzerne, presented Girl Scout Katelyn Confer with a House of Representative citation in recognition of her Girl Scout Gold Award achievement, the highest honor a Scout can receive.
In order to receive the award, Confer had to complete a final project and chose to construct a craft tent for children at the Back Mountain Memorial Library auction.
To be eligible for the Gold Award, a Senior Scout must show excellence in herself, her community and her future. Scouts must also complete career explorations, demonstrate leadership skills, perform community service and complete specialized interest projects.
A Shavertown native, Confer is a member of Troop 2654 and previously received the Girl Scout Silver Award, the second highest award in the organization. She is a junior at Dallas High School and is active in various school activities such as SADD, student government, field hockey and Teacher for Tomorrow.
Confer is the daughter of Michael and Patricia Confer.