Several girls from Girl Scout Troop 608 of New Territory (Rainbow Stars Service Unit) completed their Girl Scout Gold Award – the highest achievement a Girl Scout can earn, symbolizing outstanding accomplishments in the areas of leadership, community service and advocacy. The Girl Scout Gold Award involves more than a year of work including, among other requirements, a minimum of 30 hours in a leadership role, 40 hours of career exploration, and a minimum of 65 hours of planning and leading a project that benefits the community and will have a long-term impact on the girl’s community.
The girl’s Gold Award projects served many facets of our community, from disadvantaged youth to senior citizens in need. These projects also reached across cultures, from environmental workshops in Mexico to aiding Chinese citizens.
Troop 608 celebrated the accomplishments of eight troop members in attaining their Gold Award as they graduate from high school. In addition, Nicole Battaglini and Meesha Khatker received a council-sponsored Emerald Circle Scholarship. The award is recognized as an indication of character and community service by scholarship grantors, college and university admissions offices, and fraternal organizations honoring outstanding teenagers.