Area Girl Scouts Earn the Highest Awards in Girl Scouting

Cicero, NY – Area Girl Scouts will be recognized at three ceremonies throughout the Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways, for earning the Girl Scout Gold, Silver, and Bronze awards. Ceremonies will take place on May 22 at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva; May 29 at Onondaga Community College in Syracuse and May 30 at Binghamton University in Vestal.

The prestigious Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest award a girl can earn. In order to earn the award, girls must demonstrate their leadership abilities, completing Journey activities, the essence of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, and then spend at least 80 hours working on a Gold Award Take Action project that is meant to have sustainability within the community.

Nearly 50 girls throughout the 26-county jurisdiction of Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways earned the Gold Award this year. Local Girl Scouts earning the Gold Award are:

Kaitlyn Allen of Baldwinsville; Cassandra Crisafulli, Courtney Gazda, Camille Graham, Paige Gray, Jayme Kelsey and Brittany Noyes of Oswego; Siobhan Dunn, Nicole Pizzari and Christina Wolken of Syracuse; Justine Moss and Amanda Nicoletti of Liverpool; and Nicole Peinkofer of Baldwinsville.

The Girl Scout Silver Award is the highest award girls in grades 6-8 can earn. The requirements to earn the Girl Scout Silver Award help girls gain leadership skills, completing Journey activities, the essence of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, and then spend at least 50 hours working on a project, either individually or with a small group, that provides a service to the community.

Local Girl Scouts earning the Silver Award are:

Jordan Bukowski of Cicero; Alexis Calhoun and Caity Fuller of Brewerton; Bridget Dugan, Faith Grifo, Abigail Mulloy and Natalie Rott of Manlius; Laura Knaflewski of Syracuse; Marsalli Knapp and Sarah Mandanas of Oswego; Alyssa Macidyn of East Syracuse; Brianna Swanson of Clay; and Amanda VanAllen of Central Square.

The Girl Scout Bronze Award is the highest award for Girl Scout Juniors, in grades 4 and 5. To earn the Girl Scout Bronze Award, girls must learn leadership and planning skills necessary to follow through on a project that makes a positive impact on her community. Girls can work within their troops to earn this award.

Local Girl Scout Junior troops earning the Bronze Award are:

Troop 10050 of Manlius, Fayetteville, East Syracuse and Chittenango; Troop 10072 of Mexico and Oswego; Troop 10101 of Fulton, Oswego and Liverpool; Troop 10109 and Troop 10623 of Minoa and Kirkville; Troop 10190 of Manlius; Troop 10204 of Mexico; Troop 10380 of Baldwinsville and Fulton; Troop 10386 of Baldwinsville; Troop 10391 of Oswego; Troop 10446 of North Syracuse and Liverpool; Troop 10621 of Jamesville-Dewitt; Troop 10654 of Clay, Cicero and North Syracuse; Troop 10696 of Liverpool and Clay; Troop 10735 of Fayetteville; Troop 10833 of North Syracuse and Liverpool; Troop 10965 of Jamesville and Manlius; and Troop 11013 of Central Square.

Join the fun and friendship of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Contact the Girl Scouts’ Cicero Service Center at (315) 698-9400, visit, become a fan at, follow, or read the blog at for more information.

Girl Scouts is the premiere leadership development program for girls. Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways, Inc. serves nearly 19,000 girls in 26 counties of New York and Pennsylvania.

Founded in 1912, Girl Scouts is the leading authority on girls’ healthy development, and builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

Visit or call the Cicero Service Center at (315) 698-9400.