Agoura Hills Acorn, Agoura Hills, California, 12 April 2007, This Girl Scout goes for the gold. Miranda Peterson has spent much of her young life traveling as the daughter of a Hollywood set builder, moving with her family all over the southwestern United States. But recently, Peterson, 18, has been building something of her own, a project that will benefit her community for years to come.
She has been working with the Mountains Restoration Trust as part of earning her Gold Award, the highest achievement in Girl Scouts, similar to becoming an Eagle in Boy Scouts.
Peterson began home-schooling in third grade; her father’s career in the movie industry required her family to move frequently. After years in Dallas, her family, which includes 17- and 11-year-old brothers and a 13yearold sister, settled in Woodland Hills about four years ago.
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