WEST POINT, N.Y. -- Girl Scouts in the Hudson Valley earned the prestigious Girl Scout Gold Award this past year, the highest national award in the organization.
In earning the award, these young women demonstrated outstanding leadership, organizational, and networking skills.
A special ceremony was held Sunday, March 13, at the United States Military Academy at West Point.
The 101 Girl Scouts from the Lower Hudson Valley region who earned their Gold Award this year represent 21 percent of eligible girls, which far exceeds the national average.
“I am honored to congratulate these outstanding girls,” says Pamela I. Anderson, chief executive officer of Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson. “Girl Scouts who earn the Gold Award are young women of extraordinary achievement. They are well-prepared to become our community, business and civic leaders one day.”
Over the course of the last century, millions of Girl Scout alumnae have positively impacted their communities and the world with their creative, impactful, and sustainable Take Action Projects. The event on Sunday honored these accomplished alumnae as well during the momentous occasion. “We are very excited to recognize 100 years of accomplishment and excellence,” adds Pamela, “It was a wonderful opportunity to have alumnae who have earned this prestigious award in the past reconnect with today’s Girl Scouts.”