Westlake Girl Scout earns highest honor

ON MY HONOR—Ashlyn Wolfe constructed a rabbit adoption and education cottage at the Camarillo Animal Shelter for her Girl Scout Gold Award project. The 18-year-old attends the University of Kansas. Photo courtesy of Ashlyn Wolfe

ON MY HONOR—Ashlyn Wolfe constructed a rabbit adoption and education cottage at the Camarillo Animal Shelter for her Girl Scout Gold Award project. The 18-year-old attends the University of Kansas. Photo courtesy of Ashlyn Wolfe

Ashlyn Wolfe of Girl Scout Troop 60578 in Westlake Village recently received her Gold Award, the highest honor one can achieve in Girl Scouts.

For the 18-year-old’s Gold Award project, she built a rabbit adoption and education cottage for the Camarillo Animal Shelter.

The cottage is designed to not only increase rabbit adoptions at the shelter, but educate the public about proper rabbit care and safety.

“Often people adopt a rabbit to play with it for a few weeks and then leave it alone and neglected in a cage the rest of its life. I really want to help rabbits get adopted, but also educate their new owners about the importance of exercise, proper nutrition and the basic attention each rabbit truly needs,” said Wolfe.

The recent Westlake High graduate joined Girl Scouts in first grade as a Daisy and has been active in Scouting for 12 years, with her mother as her troop leader.

Wolfe completed her Gold Award project just before leaving to attend the University of Kansas where she is a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority.

She is majoring in business management and leadership with an interest in in media management.

She is the daughter of Daniel Wolfe of Virginia and Aerin LeDuc-Gummeson and Mike Gummeson of Westlake Village.

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