Abigail Lesko, a member of Staunton Girl Scout Troop 106 and a freshman at Mt. Olive High School, recently earned her Girl Scout Silver Award by designing and building special carts for the Staunton Helping Hands Center.
Abigail is the daughter of Kevin and Leslie Ann Lesko of Mt. Olive and is entering her 10th year of Girl Scouts.
Abigail designed and built two carts to help the Helping Hands Center volunteers to more easily transport donation bins from the businesses on Main Street in Staunton to the Helping Hands Center. Each cart’s unique design allows the volunteers to easily transport two bins. She also held a food drive for the Helping Hands Center during the annual Girl Scout Southern Macoupin Service Unit Camp Out in September.
The Girl Scout Silver Award is the second-highest award a Girl Scout can earn, the highest being the Gold Award. To earn the Silver Award, girls must complete a minimum of 50 hours’ worth of work for their project along with a Girl Scout journey. Abigail spent well over 50 hours working on her project.
Active in her school and community, Abigail has previously earned her Girl Scout Bronze Award and two national Presidents Volunteer Awards for her volunteer work with Girl Scouts and her community. She would like to thank her friends and family, the Girl Scouts, RP Lumber, Ailee Taylor and the Helping Hands Center, and the Staunton and Mt. Olive communities for supporting her work.