Forty Girl Scouts in west central Florida were honored for the dedication they put into earning their Girl Scout Gold Award — the highest and most prestigious achievement in Girl Scouting.
The award recognizes girls in grades nine to 12 who “demonstrate extraordinary leadership through the planning and execution of sustainable, measurable, difference-making projects,” according to a news release.
Each girl chose her own project — the subjects spanned a wide range of interests and needs, including social, environmental, educational, health, emotional and ecological.
Girl Scouts must spend a minimum of 80 hours planning and implementing their Gold Award projects, which often encompasses one year to two years from the project’s start to finish.
Those receiving the Girl Scout Gold Award reside in communities across west central Florida and represent Hernando, Hillsborough, Marion, Pasco, Pinellas and Polk counties.
Within The Laker/Lutz News coverage area, one Girl Scout is from Lutz and one is from Wesley Chapel.
Published June 23, 2021