Girl Scout council honors 242 girls with highest awards
Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 6, 2019
COLFAX — Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont (GSCP2P) is proud to announce it honored 71 Gold Award Girl Scouts and 171 Silver Award Girl Scouts in recognition ceremonies across its council on Sunday, May 19. The Girl Scout Gold Award and the Silver Award are the two highest awards girls in Girl Scouting can earn.
Jordynn Foster, of Clemmons, received the Gold Award and Camilla Summers, of Clemmons, received the Silver Award.
The Girl Scout Gold Award, which started in 1916 as the Golden Eaglet, has always been about girls improving the community and sharing their ideas and passions to leave a lasting mark on those around them. This award is earned by girls in grades 9-12 and is done as an individual project.
The Girl Scout Silver Award is earned by girls in grades 6-8, can be done individually or as a group and encourages girls to look around and ask, “How can I make a difference?”
This year, the 71 Gold Award Girl Scouts collectively contributed a minimum of 5,680 hours, based on the 80 hours of service requirement to complete their projects. The minimum service hours for a Silver Award project is 50 hours, giving the year’s 171 Silver Award girls a contribution of 8,550 hours to their communities.
“The highest award projects benefit people across all walks of life in our communities,” said Lane Cook, chief executive officer for GSCP2P. “From elementary age students and families facing illnesses to assisted living facilities and animal shelters, these girls are touching people’s lives and making a difference. Not only are our communities impacted, but the skills and vision girls receive when earning these highest awards stays with them for a lifetime.”
Gold Award girls are also set apart in the college admissions process, helping them earn college scholarships and even promoting them in ranking when entering the military.
For more information about the Girl Scout Gold and Silver Awards or to learn more about Girl Scouting in your area, go to www.girlscoutsp2p.org or call 800-672-2148.