Northwest NEWS

May 13, 2002

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Cedarcrest High School student earns Wohelo award

Rachel Scott of Cedarcrest High School received her Wohelo award at a Camp Fire USA Central Puget Sound Council ceremony on May 13. To earn this award, nominees have to perform extraordinary advocacy and community service.
   It is Camp Fire's highest achievement award- Wohelo, which stands for work, health and love and is comparable to the Eagle Scout Award presented by the Boy Scouts. The Wohelo Award is presented to Camp Fire youths who complete three major projects of personal importance - a process that usually takes a two to three-year commitment.
   Rachel Scott has a passion for people and in just six short years with Camp Fire, feels like she has had amazing experiences. "I am so thankful for everyone I meet and all the great people I work with."
   Camping is one way that Rachel demonstrates this passion for people. She organized both the group camping weekend and a senior weekend at Camp Sealth. Rachel has chaired the group camp committee for the past three years. She led arts and crafts, sing-a-longs, and campfires in addition to planning and coordinating the events.
   Rachel Scott, a junior at Cedar-crest high school, is also an active member of the East Branch Teens in Action. She has also been a day camp volunteer for four years.
   This busy young woman is involved with Cedarcrest Drill Team, Honor Society, Bible Club and the choir and youth group at her church.
  
   Camp Fire USA is a nationwide nonprofit youth development agency that serves
   over 650,000 participants in 41 states. Founded in 1910, Camp Fire builds
   caring, confident youth and future leaders. Local branch offices in
   Bremerton, Redmond, Kent and Seattle serve more than 17,000 boys and girls,
   ages 5 to 18. For information on Camp Fire programs, call 800 451 CAMP or
   visit www.campfire-usa.org.