Autumn Binford of Troop 48223 is a freshman at The University of Akron. In high school, Autumn was the President of Art Club & and the Vice President of Photo Club. She has been in Girl Scouts for eleven years and she is a Silver Award Recipient.
Creating a Culture of Pedestrian Safety
Autumn partnered with the City of Loveland to make her hometown a more walkable community by raising awareness about the importance of pedestrian safety. Autumn’s inspiration sparked during the journey to earn her Silver Award, where her troop worked together to get a crosswalk sign put up on a busy intersection. Autumn decided to expand her Silver Award Project by stepping up as a leader to educate the Loveland City Council and Law Committee of Loveland on the importance of this topic. Her work in the community led to a week annually being dedicated to promoting crosswalk safety in Loveland and has inspired neighboring communities to install more Rectangular Rapid Flash Beacons. The impact of Autumn’s Take-Action project was featured on the Loveland Video Magazine, the Loveland Harold, and Channel Five News.
Autumn raised awareness about the importance of pedestrian safety that led to a week annually dedicated to crosswalk safety in her hometown.