Notables: Oct. 23

October 21, 2013 

Girl Scout Troop #1796 of Cary has been named one of the 12 Daisy’s Dozen Elite Troops of the N.C. Coastal Pines. The N.C. Coastal Pines Council created this new honor for 12 troops in the council’s 41-county area. The 12-member troop led by Kris Gustafson and Jennifer Charney was recognized for its work in 12 categories including entrepreneurship, Girl Scout traditions, troop banking and family involvement.


Three Scouts earn Eagle rank

Holly Springs High School students and Troop 431 members Ryan Wing, Justin Woffinden and Porter Savoldi recently received their Eagle Scout rank, the highest achievement in Boy Scouting. Tar Heal Detachment 733 of the Marine Corps League gave each of the Scouts a Good Citizen Award during their Eagle Scout ceremony.

For his Eagle project, Wing built a pantry at the Women’s Center of Wake County and held a food drive to fill the pantry shelves.

Woffinden’s project also benefited the Women’s Center; he built benches for the center’s clients to safely wait for transportation.

Savoldi made a video for the Holly Springs Food Cupboard that explained the organization’s goal and encouraged others to help. To see his video, go to

Local teen serves in N.C. House

Aubrey Surgers of Cary served as a page for a week in the N.C. House of Representatives. Pages deliver bills and other documents for lawmakers and help with clerical work and errands around the legislature.

Surgers, a student at Panther Creek High School and the son of Aubrey and Sherri James-Surgers, was sponsored by Rep. Elmer Floyd.

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