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Girl Scout Gold Award News Releases

Read the latest Gold Award news releases from Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont.

November 6, 2013 – Deandra D. Earns Girl Scouts’ Highest Honor

Deandra_DGirl Scout Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont is pleased to announce that Deandra D., Mooresville, has earned her Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting.

Deandra, a member of Troop 10544, collected donations and made repairs to some of the bridges throughout the walking trails in Lake Norman State Park. The refurbishing of the bridges has made it safe for visitors, rangers and hikers to enjoy the trails.

November 6, 2013 – Delaney F. Earns Girl Scouts’ Highest Honor

Delaney_FGirl Scout Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont is pleased to announce that Delaney F., Thomasville, has earned her Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting.

Delaney, a member of Troop 40448, worked with elementary school aged children who were participating in the R.O.C.K. summer program at Empower House Inc. in Thomasville. She collected used trumpets and worked with volunteers to clean and refurbish them. She also planned music lessons for the kids and donated other equipment so they could continue their music education.

November 6, 2013 – Olivia H. Earns Girl Scouts’ Highest Honor

Gold Graphic1Girl Scout Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont is pleased to announce that Olivia H., Dallas, has earned her Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting.

Olivia, a member of Troop 20952, built and installed bat houses around the George Poston Park area to give bats a safe place to live, as well as help with mosquitoes and insects around the park.

November 6, 2013 – Lillian H. Earns Girl Scouts’ Highest Honor

Lilly_HGirl Scout Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont is pleased to announce that Lillian H., Greensboro, has earned her Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting.

Lillian, a member of Troop 40362, developed a Battle of the Books team at Cone Elementary and also organized a book swap that collected over 1,200 books for the students to take home and add to their personal collection.

November 6, 2013 – Gina M. Earns Girl Scouts’ Highest Honor

Gold Graphic1Girl Scout Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont is pleased to announce that Gina M., Mooresville, has earned her Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting.

Gina, a member of Troop 10544, constructed a memorial garden at a local park and put together a PSA to teach high school students the importance of dealing with grief.

November 6, 2013 – Maggie M. Earns Girl Scouts’ Highest Honor

Maggie_MGirl Scout Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont is pleased to announce that Maggie M., Hickory, has earned her Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting.

Maggie, a member of Troop 10557, worked with Catawba Science Center’s head naturalist guide to research and mark vegetation along the Mountain View Elementary’s nature trail. With the help of family, friends and the JROTC at Fred T. Foard High School, she was also able make and place trail markers and researched and developed lesson plans to go along with the K-6 common core curriculum.

November 6, 2013 – Maisy M. Earns Girl Scouts’ Highest Honor

Maisy_MGirl Scout Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont is pleased to announce that Maisy M., Gastonia, has earned her Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting.

Maisy, an Individually Registered Girl Scout, created four mosaics depicting a religious symbol for Christianity, Judaism, Islam and Buddhism to place on the outdoor memory path at Robin Johnson Hospice House in Dallas, NC. She hopes people will use her multicultural art as a way to pray and mediate for sick family members.

November 6, 2013 – Erin S. Earns Girl Scouts’ Highest Honor

Erin_SGirl Scout Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont is pleased to announce that Erin S., Greensboro, has earned her Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting.

Erin, a member of Troop 40172, started a program called Tiger Pack that provides needy students with supplies, clothing and food to help support them during the school year.

October 21, 2013 – Elizabeth A. Earns Girl Scouts’ Highest Honor

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Girl Scout Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont is pleased to announce that Elizabeth A., Connelly Springs, has earned her Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting.

Elizabeth, a member of Troop 10341, provided a safer and more inviting recreational area for the children who are temporary residents at Options of Burke County. She refurbished playground equipment, installed a new swing set and re-mulched the play area.

October 21, 2013 – Kristen B. Earns Girl Scouts’ Highest Honor

Girl Scout Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont is pleased to announce that Kristen B., Kernersville, has
earned her Girl Scout Gold Graphic1Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting.

Kristen, a member of Troop 41179, started a discussion and activity group called SWAGS (Siblings Wanting A Greater Solution) for teens who have a sibling with autism. The group meets every second Monday of the month at the iCan House in Winston-Salem.

October 21, 2013 – Katelyn B. Earns Girl Scouts’ Highest Honor

Girl Scout Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont is pleased to announce that Katelyn B., Winston-Salem,
has earned her Girl Scout Gold Graphic1Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting.

Katelyn, a member of Troop 40883, organized a cheer camp for girls who attended Central YMCA’s summer program in Winston-Salem.

October 21, 2013 – Emily D. Earns Girl Scouts’ Highest Honor

Girl Scout Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont is pleased to announce that Emily D., Statesville, has Gold Graphic1earned her Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting.

Emily, a member of Troop 10303, worked in partnership with Broad Street United Methodist Church. She organized a KidWorks Mission Day Camp to give local youth an opportunity to impact the local community through service projects and to learn about mission work. The day campers volunteered at Iredell Christian Ministries, where they unloaded boxes, stocked shelves and cleaned windows. The youth also cleaned classrooms and toys at Life Span Circle School. A final project including planting flowers, picking weeds and spreading mulch at the church.

October 21, 2013 – Caroline H. Earns Girl Scouts’ Highest Honor

Girl Scout Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont is pleased to announce that Caroline H., Winston-Salem,
has earned her Girl ScoutGold Graphic1 Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting.

Caroline, a member of Troop 40356, helped brighten the lives of women and children living in Martha’s House, a women’s shelter, by putting together a book of hope filled with uplifting quotes, letters and photos. She also collected children’s books, toys, DVDs, food, toiletries and other items to donate to the shelter to make it a more comfortable place for the families who live there.

October 10, 2013 – Jasmine E. Earns Girl Scouts’ Highest Honor

Girl Scout Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont is pleased to announce that Jasmine E., Hickory, has earned Jasmine_E
her Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting.

Jasmine, a member of Troop 10847, organized a camp to mentor young girls to develop and maintain a high self-esteem. During the camp, she organized group discussions about personal experiences and shared tips to grow more confident. Girls participated in interactive games with guest speakers, including posting their characteristics on a “What I Like About Me” board.

October 10, 2013 – Julie G. Earns Girl Scouts’ Highest Honor

Girl Scout Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont is pleased to announce that Julie G., Hickory, has earned
her Girl Scout Gold Gold Graphic1Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting.

Julie, a member of Troop 10847, focused her project on literacy awareness for students in grade 4 to 6. She created and donated three all inclusive book kits to Banoak Elementary School. The school used the kits in their first ever 2013 summer reading program. Banoak Elementary will also use the kits during the academic school year and in future reading programs.

October 10, 2013 – Dania H. Earns Girl Scouts’ Highest Honor

Girl Scout Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont is pleased to announce that Dania H., Winston-Salem, has earnedDania_H
her Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting.

Dania, a member of Troop 40329, helped stock her church’s food pantry with nutritious food and snacks for families and children in need. She also put together a book drive so children who come to the food pantry can also have access to books.

October 10, 2013 – Kelly H.. Earns Girl Scouts’ Highest Honor

Girl Scout Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont is pleased to announce that Kelly H., Hendersonville, has Kelly_H
earned her Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting.

Kelly, a member of Troop 30459, built a memorial garden at the Boys and Girls Club to help children who had a lost a loved one honor their memory. Kelly involved the children by encouraging them to paint dedication rocks to put around the garden.

October 10, 2013 – Meredith H. Earns Girl Scouts’ Highest Honor

Girl Scout Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont is pleased to announce that Meredith H., Kernersville, has earned
her Girl Scout Meredith_HGold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting.

Meredith, a member of Troop 41179, worked with low-income children to teach them how to cook the food they may get from local food banks into healthy meals.

October 10, 2013 – Abby J. Earns Girl Scouts’ Highest Honor

Girl Scout Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont is pleased to announce that Abby J., Winston-Salem, has earned herAbby_J Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting.

Abby, a member of Troop 40883, focused on educating young girls on how to stay healthy through eating right, exercise and proper hygiene. She organized a camp for girls where they learned fun ways to exercise and take care of their bodies.

October 10, 2013 – Kelly M. Earns Girl Scouts’ Highest Honor

Girl Scout Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont is pleased to announce that Kelly M., Jamestown, has
earned her Girl Scout Gold Gold Graphic1Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting.

Kelly, a member of Troop 40362, collected books to use for a book swap/lending library at Jamestown Elementary School. Her project focused on literacy among young children and the books she collected she manned a book swap twice a week at the school.

October 10, 2013 – Emily M. Earns Girl Scouts’ Highest Honor

Girl Scout Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont is pleased to announce that Emily M., Lenoir, has earned
her Girl Scout Gold Emily_MAward, the highest award in Girl Scouting.

Emily, a member of Troop 10359, partnered with United Presbyterian Church to create a prayer garden. She removed a dying 75 foot tree and brush before preparing the prayer garden. Pavers were laid to provide extended church space for worship by church members and the community. Landscaping was added around the area to complete the transformation.

October 10, 2013 – Kathryn N. Earns Girl Scouts’ Highest Honor

Girl Scout Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont is pleased to announce that Kathryn N., Hickory, has earned
her Girl Scout Gold Kathryn_NAward, the highest award in Girl Scouting.

Kathryn, a member of Troop 10847, addressed the issue of bullying. Her project focused on building awareness of bullying to middle school and high school youth. She addressed this issue by speaking to several church youth groups about the topic and offering tips to prevent it. Kathryn collected more than 400 signatures from youth who pledged to stop bullying.

October 10, 2013 – Sara N. Earns Girl Scouts’ Highest Honor

Girl Scout Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont is pleased to announce that Sara N., Summerfield, has earned her Girl Scout Gold Sara_NAward, the highest award in Girl Scouting.

Sara, a member of Troop 41206, organized a reading program, built bookcases and held a book drive for Treehouse Ministry.

October 10, 2013 – Alicia P. Earns Girl Scouts’ Highest Honor

Girl Scout Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont is pleased to announce that Alicia P., Greensboro, has
earned herAlici'a_P Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting.

Alicia, a member of Troop 40600, focused her project on increasing reading in elementary school students at Washington Montessori School. She did a book drive to collect books so that students would have them to read over the summer.

October 10, 2013 – Taylor S. Earns Girl Scouts’ Highest Honor

Girl Scout Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont is pleased to announce that Taylor S., Hickory, has earned her
Girl Scout Gold Taylor_SAward, the highest award in Girl Scouting.

Taylor, a member of Troop 10847, organized a tennis clinic at Fred T. Foard High School. Her project focused on offering boys and girls the opportunity to improve their tennis skills or to learn a new sport. She also hoped that by introducing tennis to younger children in the community, it would help build the tennis program at the high school. Forty-nine children, ages 7-15, participated in her five-day clinic.

October 3, 2013 – Hannah J. Earns Girl Scouts’ Highest Honor

Hannah_JGirl Scout Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont is pleased to announce that Hannah J., Pittsboro, has earned her Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting.

Hannah, a member of Troop 40529, restored and converted the church library at Mount Olive Baptist Church into a functional community library. Her project, “Operation Lifelong Library,” allowed her to turn the space into a place for community members and homeschooled families to enjoy. She also put together a book drive to support the military in the church community.

October 3, 2013 – Megan S. Earns Girl Scouts’ Highest Honor

Megan_SGirl Scout Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont is pleased to announce that Megan S., Greensboro, has earned her Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting.

Megan, a member of Troop 40316, refurbished the Greensboro Council of Garden Clubs courtyard garden. With the garden complete, it can now be used to its full potential for weddings and community functions.

October 2, 2013 – Joan H. Earns Girl Scouts’ Highest Honor

Gold Graphic1Girl Scout Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont is pleased to announce that Joan H., Elon, has earned her Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting.

Joan, a member of Troop 40529, organized a young playwright’s forum to give young adults the chance express themselves through writing, acting, directing and designing. The workshops, forums and performances she helped put together will continue as an annual community event at The Plaid Players Acting Company.

October 2, 2013 – Tori J. Earns Girl Scouts’ Highest Honor

Gold Graphic1Girl Scout Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont is pleased to announce that Tori J., Mooresville, has earned her Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting.

Tori, a member of Troop 10608, planted a community garden at Troutman Methodist Church. The vegetables and flowers are free to take for community members. Jackson also helped build benches and picnic tables around the garden to provide a place for families to enjoy the outdoors.

October 2, 2013 – Savannah K. Earns Girl Scouts’ Highest Honor

Gold Graphic1Girl Scout Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont is pleased to announce that Savannah K., Graham, has earned her Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting.

Savannah, a member of Troop 40529, beautified Saxapahaw Park by building several benches to place along the nature trail, as well as added some new mulch and bushes.

October 2, 2013 – Gabrielle L. Earns Girl Scouts’ Highest Honor

Gold Graphic1Girl Scout Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont is pleased to announce that Gabrielle L., Statesville, has earned her Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting.

Gabrielle, a member of Troop 10394, built and donated three Kuranda Cat Towers to the Catawba County Humane Society so that the cats would have a clean and healthy place to live and play.

October 2, 2013 – Claire L. Earns Girl Scouts’ Highest Honor

Gold Graphic1Girl Scout Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont is pleased to announce that Claire L., Winston-Salem, has earned her Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting.

Claire, a member of Troop 41242, created awareness for animal fostering by partnering with AARF, an animal shelter in Winston-Salem. She did several informational presentations in the community, created goodie bags for foster parents at AARF and worked during AARF’s adoption fairs to help get the message out.

October 2, 2013 – Danielle M. Earns Girl Scouts’ Highest Honor

Gold Graphic1Girl Scout Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont is pleased to announce that Danielle M., Jamestown, has earned her Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting.

Danielle, a member of Troop 40971, organized a week-long Vacation Bible School for Ward Street United Methodist Church because they did not have the funds to run one themselves. She received materials from another local church and provided lunch to the children at the end of each day thanks to food donations she collected.

October 2, 2013 – Sophie M. Earns Girl Scouts’ Highest Honor

Gold Graphic1Girl Scout Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont is pleased to announce that Sophie M., Greensboro, has earned her Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting.

Sophie, a member of Troop 40826, helped create costumes for the Madrigals, an audition-only choral ensemble at Grimsley High School. With the new costumes, she was able to establish a costume closet that students with limited financial means can access for performances.

October 2, 2013 – Alexis P. Earns Girl Scouts’ Highest Honor

Gold Graphic1Girl Scout Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont is pleased to announce that Alexis P., High Point, has earned her Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting.

Alexis, a member of Troop 40971, set up a program to collect used graduation gowns, keeping them out of local landfills and allowing them to be reused by families who cannot afford to buy a gown for their son or daughter.

October 2, 2013 – Britt S. Earns Girl Scouts’ Highest Honor

Gold Graphic1Girl Scout Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont is pleased to announce that Britt S., Jamestown, has earned her Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting.

Britt, a member of Troop 40971, collected clothes to help those students at Southwest Guilford High School who could not afford to buy clothing that met the dress code. The project will continue each year with an annual clothing drive.

October 2, 2013 – Erin S. Earns Girl Scouts’ Highest Honor

Gold Graphic1Girl Scout Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont is pleased to announce that Erin S., Winston-Salem, has earned her Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting.

Erin, a member of Troop 41242, partnered with the Critter Cuddlin Program at Forsyth Humane Society and the Creekside Terrace Living Home to create a dog washing and walking program. She recruited volunteers for the program to come to Creekside and help care for residents’ pets, as well as put together care bags for the animals.