|Local Girl Scouts earn Gold Award|
|Tuesday, March 18, 2014 8:00 PM|
Nine local Girl Scouts received the esteemed Girl Scout Gold Award from Girl Scouts of Western Ohio in a ceremony held March 9 at The University of Dayton.
The Girl Scout Gold Award recipients from the area include: Kimberly Hoffman (Delphos), Taryn Homier (Cloverdale), Elaina Maag (Fort Jennings), Kristen Maag (Fort Jennings),Brigette Beggs (Findlay), Amanda Kempher (Lima), Emily Long (Maria Stein), Bethany Wilker (Celina) and Jessica Wynk (Celina).
Colonel Cassi B. Barlow, 88th Air Base Wing and Installation Commander at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, was the keynote speaker.
The nine girls joined 35 other Girl Scouts from the Cincinnati, Dayton and Lima regions of Girl Scouts of Western Ohio who also received their Gold Award.
The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest award that Girl Scouts in grades 9–12 may earn. The efforts put forth to earn this award express a special commitment by the recipient to herself, her community and her future. The required steps for this award are chosen to help Girl Scouts develop 21st century skills, practice leadership, explore a need in the community and the world and learn more about themselves.
Some criterion for the girls’ projects includes community involvement outside of the Girl Scout structure, being innovative, project sustainability and taking action to educate and inspire others. Approximately six percent of Girl Scouts nationwide earn this award. At least 80 hours have been dedicated to a project over a time span of one to two years.