Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

Lifestyles

June 9, 2014

Local Girl Scouts receive highest honors

CROSSVILLE — More than 275 Girl Scouts and volunteers were honored at the Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee’s Salute to Outstanding Leadership Awards ceremony last month. The ceremony took place at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena and Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee Alumna Sarah Lankford was the featured speaker.

During the ceremony, 58 Girl Scouts from throughout Middle Tennessee received the Gold Award (the highest achievement in Girl Scouting), 117 Girl Scouts received the Silver Award (the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette can earn), 106 Girl Scouts received the Stellar Seller Award and 12 adult volunteers were honored.

“Earning these awards is truly a remarkable achievement,” said Sheila Majors, training manager at Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee. “These young women exemplify leadership in all its forms.”

This year, three Girl Scouts from Cumberland County received the Girl Scout Gold Award — the highest achievement in Girl Scouting. This award recognizes girls in grades 9 through 12 who demonstrate extraordinary leadership through sustainable and measurable take action projects.

Additionally, two local Girl Scouts earned the Stellar Seller Award by selling 1,000 or more packages of Girl Scout Cookies and/or $1,000 or more in the Fall Product Program, which includes magazines, nuts and candy.

GOLD AWARD RECIPIENTS:

Crystal Clark, Troop 408

Project name: E-Z Walker Caddy

Clark designed and made fabric caddies for the residents of a local nursing home. Residents who use a walker need a convenient way to carry their personal items. The caddies that Clark made will allow them to do this.

Emily Ford, Troop 408

Project name: Deck the Hall of WyndRidge

Ford chose to help the residents at a local nursing home feel less lonely during the holiday season. Many of them do not have family close by, so Ford decorated their rooms and provided a variety of gifts to the residents, as well as scheduled personal visits.

Abby Norris, Troop 408

Project name: The Bibs Project

Norris made bibs out of kitchen towels and fabric to help protect the clothing of the residents at a local nursing home. Some residents are not able to properly feed themselves and by wearing these bibs they will be able to keep their clothes clean longer.

STELLAR SELLERS:

Kaitlyn Hale, Troop 495, sold 1,307 packages of Girl Scout Cookies and $1,473 fall products.

Payton Wyatt, Troop 3264, sold 1,044 packages of Girl Scout Cookies

Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee serves more than 14,000 girls and 7,000 adult volunteers in 39 counties. It is a part of Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA), the world’s preeminent organization for girls, with a membership of more than 2.6 million girls and adults nationwide. GSUSA continues to strive to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. For more information on how you can be involved in Girl Scouts, visit www.gsmidtn.org.

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