BIRMINGHAM — Erin Kress used her Gold Award project to establish Taps in Cullman, an organization of volunteer trumpet players that play at special ceremonies or funerals of servicemen and women. To gather a list of names, and as a way to communicate with interested people, Erin created a Facebook group and website (tapsincullman.com).
“I wanted to honor those servicemen and women with a live musician,” said Erin, “Too many times they will only have a recording.” Erin’s website and Facebook group is available to anyone looking to volunteer or looking for a volunteer to play an event.
Erin is the daughter of Brian and Pam Kress. She is a 2011 graduate of Cullman High School and is currently a freshman at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
About the Gold Award
The Gold Award is highest level of Girl Scout achievement. This award recognizes the Senior and Ambassador Girl Scout’s commitment to herself, her community, and her future. The girl who goes for the Gold embraces challenges, achieves excellence, and works diligently to make the world a better place, in her own unique way. Her leadership, vision, and boundless energy is an inspiration to all Girl Scouts. Each girl earning her Gold Award demonstrates excellence through a leadership project totaling more than 65 hours. Girls who earn their Gold Award are also recognized by the President of the United States, the U.S. Congress, the U.S. Armed Services, state legislatures, colleges and universities for admission and scholarship opportunities, and the American Legion.
About Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama
For 100 years Girl Scouting has given every girl access to life-changing experiences that inspire her to do something BIG! For more information about how you can get involved, visit our 100th anniversary link at www.girlscoutsnca.org/100. Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama is a United Way community partner and serves more than 15,000 girls ages 5-17, and 5,000 volunteers in programs across 36 counties. For more information, call 800-734-4541 or log on to www.girlscoutsnca.org.