December's Girl of the Month: Erin Koke

This month we are excited to highlight Erin Koke as our December Girl of the Month!

Erin started as a Girl Scout Daisy when she was 5 years old as something to do after school, but it became something that she really enjoyed. Erin has now been and active Girl Scout for 13 years and throughout her experience she has always looked for ways that she could help others including volunteering at the Campbell County public library. With a passion for reading, earning badges, and horseback riding,  Erin has successfully earned her Bronze, Silver and Gold awards while still finding time to be an active member of the National Spanish Honor Society.

Erin earned her Gold award this year after her work with Milestones Incorporated, Equestrian Achievement Program. Erin was able to implement and complete a project that was meant to artistically improve the arena in which the members ride the horses, and ended up providing so much more.

Natalie Hall, Milestones Instructor, explained “Some of our riders have visual, verbal, and cognitive disabilities that may prevent them from following directions by a command of left or right. Erin’s project will greatly increase the impact the instructor can have in giving directions to riders with disabilities.”

A word of encouragement from Erin to younger Girl Scouts, “Get involved in the community! It is important, but it can also be fun.”

Erin will be graduating from Campbell County High School in May, 2013 and plans to get a degree in social services so she can work with children. 

Take a look at the hard work Erin did with Milestones Inc!