Twenty-seven Chelmsford Girl Scouts were recently honored by family and friends for their efforts to earn the Girl Scout Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards. These awards recognize an outstanding commitment on behalf of the girl to give service to her community. Each girl plans and carries out a project using her skills, strengths, and interests to serve others. Together, these young women completed almost 1,500 hours of service.
Eight girls earned the Bronze Award, the highest honor a Girl Scout Junior (grades 4 and 5) can earn. This award requires a girl to learn the leadership and planning skills necessary to follow through on a 20-hour project that makes a positive impact on her community. Working towards this award demonstrates her commitment to helping others, improving her community and the world, and becoming the best she can be. The following girls were honored: Gina Castellano, Melissa Contover, Emma Goldberg, Ariana Kouloungis, Abigail Morrissey, Dahlia Pecchia, Madison Repoza, and Colleen Tubridy.
Seventeen girls were honored for earning the Silver Award, the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette (grades 6 to 8) can earn. This award represents a girl's accomplishments in Girl Scouting and her community as she grows and works to improve her life and the lives of others. The award culminates in a 50-hour project using these skills to make a difference in her community.
The following girls were honored: Yazmeen Alwani, Megan Antun, Karen Dedinsky, Paige Didona, Jessica Holmes, Megan Johnson, Grace Leuper, Brenda Mello, Elena Mieszczanski, Elizabeth Milner, Anna Mullane, Kate Nielsen, Katherine Rigney, Mariah Shield, Isabella Sierra, Maggie Tiano, and Sarah Williams.
Jessica Desmond and Danielle LaPierre were each honored for earning the Girl Scout Gold, the highest award in Girl Scouting. The 80-hour Gold Award project is the culmination of all the work a girl puts into "going for the Gold." It is something that a girl can be passionate about—in thought, deed, and action. The project encompasses organizational, leadership, and networking skills; fulfills a need within a girl's community; and creates lasting change.
For more information on Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts, go to www.hergirlscouts.org.