Local Girl Souts honored tonight

Girl Scouts of the USA is celebrating its 100 years of developing girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place and tonight Greenwich Girl Scouts are being honored. At the annual Girl Scout Gold/Silver Award and Graduating Seniors Recognition Dinner at the First Presbyterian Church of Greenwich, Selectman David Theis and State Representative Livvy Floren will present awards and proclamations to local Girl Scouts.

Local Scout leaders are promising “much pomp and circumstance” including traditional opening and closing flag ceremonies, a slide show of the honorees’ scouting experiences and displays of impressive community service programs completed by the honorees, seven Greenwich High School Girl Scouts will receive Gold Awards five Greenwich High School students will receive Silver Awards and seventeen graduating senior Ambassador-level Girl Scouts will be recognized for their combined 195 years in scouting.

The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest and most prestigious award a Girl Scout can earn. Only girls at the Senior and Ambassador level (high school) can earn this award. Scouts must individually develop and complete a program that makes a mark on their community, creates a lasting impact on the lives of others and takes a minimum of 90 hours to complete. A Scout must demonstrate and document the following steps: Identify an issue, investigate it thoroughly, get help and build a team, create a plan, present it, gather feedback, take action and educate and inspire others.

This year’s Gold Award winners are Jordana Adler for helping to beautify the Dorothy Hamill Skating Rink, Lauren Bacon who, as the honorary state President of Children of the American Revolution, used her love of children, history and her artistic talents to design and create a permanent child-friendly museum exhibit at the Governor Trumbull House in Lebanon, Marisa Hann for developing a program called Combating Childhood Obesity Through Fitness and Nutrition, Erin Provenzano who wrote a book called RIMBY: Right in My Backyard, which is an environmental handbook on ways to protect Long Island Sound from multiple forms of pollution, Molly Sperduti-Matesevac for creating a program called Creative Craft Corner for Seniors where she recruited over 70 volunteers throughout the community to assist senior citizens at the Nathaniel Witherell home for nine one-hour sessions, Chelsea Sumner researched and developed a guide to thirty historical sites in and around Greenwich and took photos of the sites, historically researched each place, and developed activities pertaining to each site for elementary school-level children to implement and Lindsay Warner’s Gold Award project sought to increase awareness of the Greenwich Youth Cheerleading League and the importance of getting girls involved in the sport.

The Silver Award is the second highest award a girl can earn in Girl Scouting and is designed to help girls get started building their leadership skills while acting on a community issue they really care about. At tonight’s dinner, Danielle Calagna, Kristin Moore and Maggie Sperduti-Matesevac from Troop 50332 were given Silver Awards. All are ninth graders at GHS and finished their program while eighth graders at Eastern Middle School. The girls combined their organizational skills and performing arts experience to create and produce a series of talent shows for seniors at the Greenwich Adult Day Care Center, using local talent that they found and recruited.

Melanie Pfetsch and Audrey Sherr also from Troop 50332 and currently ninth graders at GHS, finished their program while eighth graders at Eastern. They combined their love of all things green by teaching young children at Christ Church Preschool how to grow vegetables by building an “ABC Garden” (artichokes, beans & carrots). They also wrote and distributed a pamphlet on how to grow an ABC Garden.

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