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Spokane Valley Catholic earns Camp Fire’s highest honor

the Inland Register

(From the September 19, 2013 edition of the Inland Register)

Julia Jean Brown, a senior at Gonzaga Prep and a member of St. John Vianney Parish, Spokane Valley, has successfully earned Camp Fire’s highest honor, the WoHeLo Award.

The WoHeLo Award is an intensive, individualized leadership project that allows youth to identify and advocate for social causes of their choice, study the modern relevance and 103-year history of Camp Fire, and develop the skills they will need as they become adults.

WoHeLo is made up of the first two letters of the words work, health and love. The award represents the commitment of Camp Fire youth to be positively engaged in their communities and promote wellness both for themselves and the world.

The WoHeLo Award fosters key developmental assets in youth, such as service to others, constructive use of time, planning, decision making and self-esteem.

Brown’s action plan included organizing a food drive to benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank and organizing a jazz concert that raised $7,000 for Discover USA Military Kids camp scholarships.

During the time that she was working toward her WoHeLo goal, Brown completed over 1,000 hours of community service.

She currently serves on Camp Fire’s National Youth Advisory Cabinet and has worked on nation-wide youth initiatives in this capacity.

Brown received the WoHeLo Award last spring at Camp Fire Inland Northwest Council’s Grand Council Fire, an annual ceremony celebrating the achievements of youth in Camp Fire’s Classic Club Program.

(IR photo courtesy of the Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting)


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