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Area Girl Scouts Recognized for Earning the Highest Awards in Girl Scouting

CICERO, N.Y. – Area Girl Scouts were recently recognized at ceremonies throughout the Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways, for earning the Girl Scout Gold, Silver, and Bronze awards.

The prestigious Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest award a Girl Scout can earn. In order to earn the award, girls must complete Senior or Ambassador Journeys, the essence of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, and demonstrate their leadership abilities by spending at least 80 hours working on a Gold Award Take Action project that creates a sustainable impact on her extended community.

Four local Girl Scouts earned the Gold Award this year: Maggie Allardice, Kayla Guindon, and Gabrielle Sacket of Parish, and Grace Neely of Baldwinsville.

For her take action project, Maggie Allardice worked with the United Friends of Homeless Animals and other agencies throughout Oswego County to hold a pet care adoption fair. A number of groups attended and more awareness was spread throughout the community about animal adoption. Maggie is a senior at Altmar-Parish-Williamston High School.

For her take action project, Kayla Guindon worked with the United Friends of Homeless Animals to create a float. The UFHA will use the float in parades and for advertising display purposes throughout the year. Kayla designed the float that spoke to UFHA’s mission of helping animals find happy and healthy homes. Kayla is a junior at Altmar-Parish-Williamston High School.

For her take action project, Gabrielle Sacket organized a pet walk in her community to raise awareness about animals in shelters. She identified ways the community can support the United Friends of Homeless Animals. Gabrielle is attending Mohawk Valley Community College for respiratory care.

For her take action project, Grace Neely worked with the First Baptist Church of Baldwinsville to fix up their kitchen. The kitchen serves as a hub for community outreach. Now that the kitchen is fixed up, more of the community can benefit from what the church has to offer. Grace is a senior at CW Baker High School.

The Girl Scout Silver Award is the highest award Girl Scouts in grades 6 through 8 can earn. To earn the award girls complete a Cadette Journey, the essence of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, gain leadership skills and then spend at least 50 hours working on a project that provides a positive lasting impact on the community.

Local Girl Scouts earning the Silver Award are:

Rebecca Dromms, Emily Markowsky, Morgan Mitchell, and Grace Young of Liverpool; Maya Gaffney of Pulaski; and Samantha Waters of Syracuse.

The Girl Scout Bronze Award is the highest award that can be earned by a Girl Scout Junior. To earn the award, girls must learn leadership and planning skills necessary to follow through on a project on which she spends at least 20 hours making a positive impact on her community. Girls can work within their troops to earn this award.

Local Girl Scouts earning the Bronze Award are:

Troop 10072: Jennifer Babcock and Kelly Lizotte of Oswego;

Troop 10095: Hanna Collins, Alyson Forsythe, Shannon Kirkpatrick, Brianna Rosen, and Rebecca Schultz of Cicero, Holly McRobbie of Clay, Abigail Fletcher of Liverpool, Kailene Sinco of Mattydale, Gabrielle Masterpol of North Syracuse, Erin Byrnes and Bella Simonds of Syracuse;

Troop 10123: McKenzie Washington of Camillus, Rachel Agostini, Britney Conley, Emily Dowd, Jordan Egolf, Jessica Kane, Grace Stensland, and Kaitlyn Usakewicz of Syracuse;

Troop 10126: Susan Bansbach, Julia Geradi, Sarah Johns, Hannah Komar, Emma Koster, Samantha Secules, Sophia Wojcik, and Helen Ziobrowski of Fayetteville;

Troop 10159: Rosie Baughman, Elizabeth Brady, Caleigh Dutton, Phoebe Lindabury, Alicia Perkovich, and Allison Ritter of Fayetteville, Eliza Mulloy, Jenna Snyder, and Alexandra Vinci of Manlius;

Troop 10189: Aryanna Colbert of Auburn, Madison Daly, Miranda Harris, and Alley Tankus of Elbridge, Tricia Baker, Gabriella Bard, Marissa Reith, McKayla Rohmer, and Madison Schell of Jordan, Esther Richardson, and Hannah Schneider of Memphis;

Troop 10261: Abigail Christman, Anna Guiles, Olivia Richards, Rebekah Wittman, and Morgan Youker of Baldwinsville;

Troop 10298: Evelyn LaManche of Clay, Jensen Berube, Julia Dowling, Delaney Guard, Justina Hunt, Alyssa Jones, Kayla Jones, Moira Rath, Marissa Roux, and Abigail Sullivan of Liverpool;

Troop 10368: Danielle Doyle, Meghan Gaynor, Alexa Kulak, and Emily Overend of Cicero, and Samantha Clark of Clay;

Troop 10623: Guilliane McCarthy of Kirkville and Deanna DeLore of Minoa;

Troop 10635: Renee Aiken, Julia Durran, Danielle Garvin, Kalli Keller, Kelsey Moorhead, Samantha Radford, Anna Richardson, and Makenzie Wells from Central Square, Sydney Chittenden of Hastings, Kelly McNish and Kristie McNish of Mallory, Lily Fitzgerald of Pennellville, Brennah Deisz and Taylor West of West Monroe;

Troop 10660: Trinity Wise of Skaneateles;

and Troop 10840: Anna Ziemba of Cazenovia.

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Girl Scouts is the premiere leadership development program for girls. Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways, Inc. serves nearly 18,000 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 www.gsnypenn.org or call the Cicero Service Center at (315) 698-9400.