110 Girl Scouts Earn Gold Award

| 14 Mar 2017 | 05:17

One hundred and ten Girl Scouts in the Hudson Valley earned the prestigious Girl Scout Gold Award this past year, the highest national award a Girl Scout can earn. These young women demonstrated outstanding leadership, organizational, and networking skills, and were honored in a ceremony held March 11 at Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel. Completing the award’s multiple requirements takes several years, and the final requirement is a meaningful and sustainable service project that takes a minimum of 80 hours. The Girl Scouts from the Hudson Valley region who earned their Gold Award this year represents 21 percent of eligible girls, which far exceeds the national average. “I am honored to congratulate these outstanding girls,” says Patricia Page, Acting CEO of Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson. “Girl Scouts who earn the Gold Award are young women of extraordinary achievement. They are well-prepared to become our community, business and civic leaders one day.” (Photo provided)