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Local Girls Earn Girl Scout Silver Award

Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont is pleased to announce they awarded 216 girls with the Girl Scout Silver Award, the second highest award a Girl Scout can achieve, during the 2016-17 membership year.

Girl Scouts in sixth, seventh and eighth grade are eligible to earn the Girl Scout Silver Award. These girls look around their school or neighborhood, ask the question “How can I make a difference?”, and then go about turning that question into a reality. Girl Scout Silver Award projects can be done as a group or individually and require a minimum of 50 service hours. Projects benefit a variety of communities and organizations including animal shelters, churches, schools, food banks and more.

This year, the Silver Award recipients collectively contributed a minimum of 10,800 hours, which the council credits with a monetary value of $248,292 based on the2016 Independent Sector’s estimated value of volunteer time at $22.99 per hour for North Carolina.

“The Girl Scout Silver Award teaches our girls to become effective leaders, putting their skills into action to provide services and opportunities for the people around them”,” said Lane Cook, chief executive officer of Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont.