By Diana Greymountain
I have a connection with Mrs. Low. On March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Georgia, she founded Girl Scouts, a month before my home state of Arizona became a state. I'm from Page, Arizona, and have followed in Mrs. Low's path by becoming a Girl Scout. Tomorrow, her family will receive the Medal of Freedom--the highest honor a civilian can get--on Mrs. Low's behalf and I'll be there representing Girl Scouts.
I'm going because a few Girl Scouts from around the country were invited to attend and I was lucky enough to be one of them. I am working towards my Gold Award, which is the highest honor in all of Girl Scouting. I am especially proud of that because I will be the first young woman of Navajo heritage to earn the award. My project involves working with the National Park Service to refurbish a local trail. I am leading the effort to re-mark, make signage for, and rediscover the cultural significance of the Hanging Garden Trail in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.