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59 Local Girl Scouts Earn Gold Award

Fifty-Nine Girl Scouts in the Hudson Valley earned the prestigious Girl Scout Gold Award, Power of the Girl Scout Gold Award: Excellence in Leadership and Life, Girl Scout Gold Award the highest national award a Girl Scout can earn and presented during a virtual ceremony on July 23, 2020 

“I am honored to congratulate these outstanding Girl Scouts,” said Marie Reger, CEO of Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson. “Gold Award Girl Scouts are young women of extraordinary achievement and demonstrated outstanding leadership, organizational and networking skills. They are well-prepared to become our community, business, and civic leaders one day.”

According to the Girl Scout Research Institute’s (GSRI) report, The Power of the Girl Scout Gold Award: Excellence in Leadership and Life, Girl Scout Gold Award recipients receive greater lifetime benefits than their peers with regard to positive sense of self, life satisfaction, leadership, life success, community service and civic engagement thanks to their experience in Girl Scouting.

When compared to non-Girl Scout alumnae, over ninety percent of Girl Scouts not only attributed their success in life to Girl Scouts, but they also said they could not have had access to the same experiences anywhere else. 

Gold Award Girl Scouts from Putnam County and their project titles:

Jamie Calimano -- Run-In-Sheds for Therapeutic Horses                                                                          

 Victoria Delfavero -- Mentoring Makes a Difference                                                                   

 Irene Kubenik -- Irene Helps the Homeless 


About the Girl Scout Gold Award

Since 1916, Girl Scouts have been making meaningful, sustainable change in their communities and around the world. The Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest honor a Girl Scout can earn, acknowledges the power behind each recipient’s dedication to not only powering and bettering herself but also to making the world a better place for others. These young women are courageous leaders and visionary change makers. They are our future, and it looks bright!

About Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson

Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson serves more than 20,000 girls and 10,000 adult members in Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester Counties. For more information, please visit www.girlscoutshh.org.

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