Kansas teen earns Girl Scouts' highest honor

July 13, 2020 - 7:31 pm

Photo: Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland


Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland honors the most recent Girl Scout Gold Award recipient from Hutchinson, Kan. The council will be recognizing 10 Gold Award Girl Scouts in total from across the state during an online ceremony on Thursday, July 16.
Earning the Gold Award is one of the most challenging, exciting and rewarding experiences a Girl Scout can have and one of the most prestigious recognitions she’ll accomplish. 

The Girl Scout Gold Award stands as the highest achievement a Girl Scout can earn, comparable to the Eagle Scout rank in Boy Scouts. The award recognizes girls in grades 9 through 12 who demonstrate extraordinary leadership through Take Action projects that have a sustainable impact in their communities and beyond. Girl Scout Gold Award recipients who join the armed forces enter one rank higher than other recruits, and they qualify for exclusive scholarships.
“Earning the Girl Scout Gold Award is truly the mark of the remarkable, and the young women who earn this award exemplify leadership in all of its forms,” said Liz Workman, chief executive officer of Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland. “They saw a need in their communities and around the world, and took action. Their extraordinary dedication, perseverance and leadership is making the world a better place.”

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Girl Scout Lacy Bower created and implemented her "A Walk of Love" project, aimed at supporting individuals as they seek help from abuse. She provided a sustainable method of collection for necessities such as toiletries, clothing, and food for those in need. Two collection boxes circulate during Domestic Awareness Month in October that the Hutchinson community now maintains.

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