Our Feature Friday is Girl Scout Laura Cotter

Laura’s trip to China

Newton Girl Scout Laura Cotter traveled to Beijing, China this summer and volunteered at the China Care Home, which serves orphans with special needs and medical conditions.

Laura, who was adopted from China, decided to make knitted hats for the children she met in the orphanages for her Girl Scout Gold Award project. The Gold Award is the highest award a Girl Scout can achieve, and it recognizes a service project that fulfills a need within a girl’s community—whether local or global—creates change and becomes ongoing.

Laura and a group of friends worked with Black Sheep Knitting Company co-owner Deborah Foley, who served as Laura’s Gold Award advisor. Deborah taught Laura and friends how to knit. They then sent the hats (pictured) to China for the orphans to keep warm. 


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