Thirteen Girls Earn Girl Scouts Highest Honor

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Girl Scout Gold Award

ALBANY, NY (05/08/2014)(readMedia)-- For 2014, 13 members of Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York have earned Girl Scouts' highest honor, the Gold Award. Open only to girls in high school, this prestigious award challenges girls to change the world-or at least their corner of it-and be eligible for college scholarships, too. By the time a Girl Scout puts the final touches on her seven-step project, she will have solved a community problem-not only in the short term, but for years into the future. The public is invited to share in the celebration of the accomplishments of these young women by attending the recognition luncheon on Sunday, May 18, 2014 from 12pm to 2pm at Longfellows Restaurant in Saratoga Springs, NY. Tickets are $25 per person. The event will feature short project summaries by each girl and keynote speaker Michelle Dinsmore, Vice President, Overit Media, herself a Gold Award Recipient. To purchase tickets, please contact 518.489.8110 x 408 or purchase online.


About Girl Scouts:

Girl Scouts is the largest girl-serving organization in the U.S. and is focused on leadership development for girls grades K-12. Having celebrated 100 years in 2012 of building girls of courage, confidence and character to make the world a better place, Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York serves 11,000 girls and 5,000 volunteers throughout 15 counties: Albany, Clinton, Columbia, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Hamilton, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren & Washington. Offices are located in Albany, Halfmoon, Queensbury and Plattsburgh. For more information: GSNENY.ORG or (518) 489-8110.