Area girls earn Gold, Silver, Bronz awards
NEW HARTFORD — Area Girl Scouts will be recognized at three ceremonies throughout the Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways for earning the Girl Scout Gold, Silver and Bronze awards on May 22, 29 and 30.
Ceremonies will take place at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva May 22; Onondaga Community College in Syracuse May 29; and Binghamton University in Vestal May 30.
The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest award a girl can earn. In order to earn the award, girls must demonstrate their leadership abilities, completing Journey activities, the essence of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience and then spend at least 80 hours working on a Gold Award Take Action project that is meant to have sustainability within the community. Nearly 50 girls throughout the 26-county jurisdiction of Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways earned the Gold Award this year. Area Girl Scouts earning the Gold Award are: Emma Doolittle, of Barneveld; and Samantha Netzband, of Verona.
The Girl Scout Silver Award is the highest award girls in grades 6-8 can earn. The requirements to earn the Girl Scout Silver Award help girls gain leadership skills, completing Journey activities, the essence of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience and then spend at least 50 hours working on a project, either individually or with a small group, that provides a service to the community.
Local Girl Scouts earning the Silver Award are: Amanda Carollo, Brianna Coia and Megan
Scaccia, all of Rome; Taylor Barrone, of Lee Center; Kalyn Chambrone and Shannon Rowlands, of Holland Patent; Mackenzie Landman and Emily Oaks, of Barneveld; and Valerie Spencer, of Whitesboro.
The Girl Scout Bronze Award is the highest award for Girl Scout Juniors, in grades 4 and 5. To earn the Girl Scout Bronze Award, girls must learn leadership and planning skills necessary to follow through on a project that makes a positive impact on her community. Girls can work within their troops to earn this award.
Local Girl Scout Junior troops earning the Bronze Award are: Troop 20152 of Rome; and Troop 20934 of Franklin Springs, Clinton, New Hartford, and Clark Mills.