Sisters Madison and Taylor Tomashot of Taos both received the 2018 Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest and most prestigious award in the Girl Scout organization, according to a press release from the organization. The sisters are members of Taos Troop 354.
The Gold Award challenges Girl Scouts to make a difference in their communities and is presented to fewer than 6 percent of Girl Scouts each year.
Madison addressed the issues of "Distracted Driving" in her local community. Madison worked with the town of Taos Public Works Department to determine placement for the "No Texting While Driving" signs. She raised awareness at local community events, schools and insurance agencies to promote her pledge to discourage distracted drivers in her town.
Taylor worked with Stray Hearts Animal Shelter to build a permanent shade shelter for the animals. For years, money was spent on pop-up shade structures that were destroyed by the elements. Building permanent shade shelters will save Stray Hearts money and give the animals a safe place to socialize and cool off.
For information on becoming a Girl Scout call (505) 343-1040.