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Emily Mowry Earns Scouting Gold Award

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Posted: Friday, June 28, 2019 3:45 pm

Emily Mowry was just awarded her Girl Scout Gold Award, an award that only about 5 percent of the Girls Scouts earn. She follows in the foot steps of Victoria Rose Meeks and Kristen Cox, who had been the most recent Coronado recipients of the Girl Scout Gold Award.

To combat food insecurity in an El Cajon neighborhood, Mowry build a food pantry called Food for Friends Blessing Box, modeled after the Little Free Library concept to provide a food-sharing program for the working poor. She designed, built and installed her Blessing Box at the Good Shepherd Ministry Center, and created multi-lingual flyers for the neighborhood. She went on to hold food drives to initiate the project.

Through the process, she learned to be persistent as many organizations she approached with her idea did not respond for fear of attracting the homeless population. Knowing food insecurity is a huge problem, she hopes that more people will create their own Blessing Boxes to help others.

Mowry would like to thank the Coronado Optimists, Coronado Hardware, Rev. Lori Dayle, Rev. Robb Fuesler, San Diego Plastics, Mark Stangl, St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Boy Scout Troop 601, Girl Scout Troop 5148 and the Cervantes family for their support. Mowry also thanks her mom, dad and Ben for all their help.

The Gold Award recipient will also be riding in the 4th of July parade.

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