Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania (GSWPA) will celebrate 45 Girl Scouts who earned the Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting, at a special ceremony on Sunday, May 21 at the Chestnut Ridge Golf Resort & Conference Center, 132 Pine Ridge Rd., Blairsville, 2–4 p.m.
The Gold Award recognizes girls in grades 9 through 12 who demonstrate extraordinary leadership through sustainable and measurable Take Action projects that address important community needs.
A Girl Scout who earns a Gold Award has sought out the work that needs doing in her community and put a plan in action—by creating a STEM team at school, planning a mental health awareness fair, or restoring a local hiking trail, just to name a few of their amazing projects.
For many Girl Scouts, the leadership skills and sense of community gained from the Gold Award process cements the foundation for a lifetime of active citizenship.
The 2017 recipients who will be honored at the ceremony are:
- Hope Catherine Bailey, Tarentum, Deer Lakes High School Rachel Bartuska, North Huntingdon, Norwin High School Cassidy Calabrace, Mt. Pleasant, Mt. Pleasant Area High School Kaitlin Alice DeOre, Dunbar, Connellsville Area High School...