With the Gold Award, Wheltle completes a run by her and her siblings of earning the highest awards in Scouting.

Her brothers, Billy and Patrick, received Eagle Awards as Boy Scouts in 2006 and 2010, respectively.

Her sister, Casey, received a Gold Award in 2008.

Wheltle missed receiving her award April 15 because she was on a campus visit to Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia, one of her top choices for college. Mount St. Mary's University is also at the top of her list.


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Not done yet

Troop 3122 may continue to rack up the Gold Awards through the summer and next year.

Laura McKeon, a senior at Catonsville High School, is currently working on her Gold Award project to provide toiletries to the homeless in Baltimore City, Linda Judson said.

McKeon will likely finish her project this summer with the help of Wheltle and Alyssa Judson, Linda Judson said.

The only returning member to Troop 3122 next year is Elizabeth Dulaney.

The junior at Catonsville High School is in the process of putting together her Gold Award proposal, Linda Judson said.

"It's been incredible," Linda Judson said of leading the group. "I've watched them learn leadership skills, take initiative and decide what to do during the meeting instead of me having to plan everything."

Linda Judson likely still has several years of being a troop leader ahead of her.

She is also the leader of Troop 984, where her daughter, Olivia, a seventh-grader at Our Lady of Victory School, is a member.

Her daughter Alyssa said she may one day be in the same position.

"I could see myself being a leader," she said. "But I don't know that I could live up to all the stuff my mom does."

Katy Alexander and Kelsey Votta, members of Troop 1380, and Meredith Andrews and Laura Gevarter, members of Troop 628, were the only other Girl Scouts from the 21228 ZIP code to earn a Gold Award, according to a Girl Scouts of Central Maryland representative.