DOWNEY - Downey resident Andrea Gamboz has been awarded the Girl Scout Gold Award for 2012, the highest award a Girl Scout can earn.Gamboz, a sophomore at Cal State Long Beach, joined the Girl Scouts while a student at OLPH School in 2003. To earn the Gold Award, Gamboz launched a project to provide homeless men in Los Angeles with warm scarves. She taught friends and family how to knit, hosted knitting parties and taught a group of children at OLPH daycare how to knit scarves. The scarves were donated to a homeless ministry organization last year. Gamboz previously earned the Bronze and Silver awards, as well as the Catholic faith and I Live My Faith medals, and the Marian Medal.
********** Published: September 13, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 22