Dad loves family history and Mom loves Girl Scouts, which equals the perfect combination for recent Williams Field High School graduate, Taylor Lambrigger. Combining those two loves with two years of hard work allowed Taylor to receive the prestigious Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest achievement in Girl Scouting.
Taylor, her parents, Dwain and Jennifer Lambrigger, and a younger brother and sister are members of Coronado 2nd Ward in the Gilbert San Tan Stake. Taylor has been involved in Girl Scouts for 13 years, with her mom as her Girl Scout leader.
While considering her Gold Award project, Taylor felt impressed to do something pertaining to family history. When her mom mentioned she was feeling the same way, Taylor knew it was what the Lord wanted as well. The day after her project was approved, she was called to serve as a Ward Family History Consultant. Two years later, her Girl Scout project is complete and she still serves as a consultant in her ward.
Knowing the Family History Center in Gilbert could use more computers and chairs and some refurbishing, Taylor created her project around those needs. Not only did she raise donations to purchase new equipment, Taylor also organized a community event, inviting people to come to the center and learn about aspects of family history. As a result, the number of people accessing family history information has more than doubled in her area.
Taylor says she owes a lot of credit to others. “My family was a huge support to me on this project, both physically and mentally. It was really hard. They were always there for me. My stake Family History supervisor was my project advisor. My stake president and stake high councilor were also helpful and supportive.”
Prior to graduation, Taylor was captain on her varsity swim team, president of National Honor Society and Key Club, co-editor in chief for the yearbook, and a varsity thrower on the track and field team. “I am also a total nerd and took a ton of AP classes. I can read all day long if my parents let me,” says Taylor.
As Taylor’s Girl Scout leader and her mom, “I couldn’t be more proud of her,” Jennifer says.
“Taylor puts 110 percent into everything she does and all she has accomplished is proof of that. From the moment she knew what the Gold Award was and what it represented, she knew she wanted to go for it. She hit a few bumps on the way, but she persevered, held true to her beliefs and came out stronger on the other side with her Gold Award in hand.”
Taylor plans to attend Honors College at Northern Arizona University in the fall, pursuing a double major in secondary education and chemistry.