Wednesday, August 1, 2018

GSWPA Ambassador from Evans City participates in a West Coast project crew

We are excited to announce that GSWPA Ambassador Lyndsey Butler, 17, has begun her journey as part of the all-Girl Scout crew with the Student Conservation Association (SCA) in the Olympic National Forest in Washington State.

Lyndsey attends Seneca Valley High School, and she is currently in her eleventh year of Girl Scouting.

The project crew traveled to the Olympic National Forest on July 29 and will be staying through August 11. The crew will complete environmental service projects and learn about ecology and preserving habitats. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for these Girl Scouts to expand leadership skills and practical knowledge of the environment.

Entering her senior year at Seneca Valley High School, Lyndsey is an active hiker and backpacker. She aspires to hike the Appalachian Trail in its entirety and has hiked trails across the United States. She enjoys all aspects of the outdoors, from the ocean to the mountains. Lyndsey hopes to follow this path throughout her adult life, and is committed to pursuing a career devoted to conservation, research, and study in environmental science or marine science.

"Lyndsey has always had a passion for the outdoors," says Dennis Butler, Lyndsey's father. "From a very early age, she was always fascinated with the natural world around us and spent many hours and days exploring forests and trails around our home."

“I strive to promote conservation and appreciation of nature,” Lyndsey says. “The Girl Scouts have given me many chances to explore and pursue my love of nature.”

Dennis adds, "The Girl Scout organization fit into this evolution from a very young age. Camp Redwing in Renfrew PA, just a mile down the road, presented many amazing adventures and experiences with other Girl Scouts from around the world."

This crew and Lyndsey’s participation have been made possible by a generous grant from the Richard King Mellon Foundation.