Girl Scouts of Maine announced that Lincolnville residents Erin Rollins, Pamela Karr and Amber Karr have earned the prestigious Girl Scout Gold Award.

“The Gold Award is the highest award that a Girl Scout may earn,” said Joan McDonald, CEO, Girl Scouts of Maine. “It’s a national award with very high standards and for many girls the leadership skills, organizational skills and sense of community that come from achieving the Gold Award set the foundation for a lifetime of active citizenship. We are very proud of our Gold Award recipients.”

For their Gold Award community service projects, the Girl Scouts focused on improving the grounds around the Belfast United Methodist Church.

“I built a new storage shed that now houses the church’s lawn maintenance and snowplowing equipment, as well as other supplies,” said Erin Rollins. “The people who are responsible for keeping up the church property benefited the most from my project.”

Amber Karr built an enclosure for the church Dumpster. “By moving the Dumpster farther away from the building, the church now complies with the state building codes,” said Karr. “The dumpster was a large, yellow, rusty eyesore and now it’s surrounded by a nice white fence.”

“For my project, I built a pavilion that people can use to gather outside,” said Pamela Karr. “It is large enough to cover four picnic tables and now anyone in the congregation can use it for outdoor activities like worship, celebrations or barbecues.”

Rollins has been a Girl Scout for 10 years and is the daughter of Amy and Peter Rollins. Pamela and Amber Karr have been in Girl Scouts for 12 and 11 years, respectively. They are the daughters of Melissa and Jon Karr. The three Gold Award recipients are members of Girl Scouts of Maine Troop 551 and attend Camden Hills Regional High School.

Girl Scouts of Maine provides services and training to more than 16,000 girl and adult members statewide. For information on membership, programs, and volunteer opportunities, contact Girl Scouts of Maine at 888-922-4763 or visit