The Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas are saddened by the tragic loss of Girl Scout Kierstin Eaddy. Kierstin was killed in an unexpected go kart accident earlier this month, she was an experienced go kart driver.
Kierstin began her Girl Scout journey in 2006 as a Brownie. She was a dedicated and active member in her troop, attending numerous camp-outs and various programs, leading and teaching skills to younger Girl Scout troops and volunteering more than 200 hours of her time. She earned her Bronze Award in 2010 with her troop mates by writing and performing a humorous skit, including hand-crafted props, to entertain residents at a local assisted living center.
In 2013 as a Girl Scout Cadette, Kierstin earned her Silver Award by researching and building her skills as a side-walker at Spirit Horse Therapeutic Center in Corinth, an equine-assisted healthcare program. She networked with the local and national community to facilitate awareness of this center that provides all of its private therapeutic horseback riding services free of charge.
After graduating eighth grade in May 2014, she became a Girl Scout Senior and began working with her troop mates on the prerequisite for the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest achievement in Girl Scouting. For her Gold Award project, Kierstin knew she wanted to build further upon her skills and support of Spirit Horse and had started analyzing money-raising opportunities to fund her proposed idea.
She was a beautiful, caring, kind, sweet and compassionate friend to all and will be forever missed by her troop mates and community.
Her mother, Devonna, has been very supportive of the troop in countless ways, including attending many camp-outs and volunteering as troop cookie mom for the last several years. Kierstin’s sister, Natalie, is a Girl Scout Cadette going into the seventh grade.
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