Central Illinois Girl Scouts receive numerous awards

By Ryne Turke on June 25 at 1:01pm

More than 260 girls were recognized for their leadership achievement in Girl Scouting last Sunday.

According to a press release from the Girl Scouts of Central Illinois, 10 gold awards, 52 silver awards and 206 bronze awards were presented during a ceremony at the Hope Evangelical Free The Girl Scout Gold Award, the organization’s highest award, is earned by five to six percent of Girl Scouts ages 14-18.

The Silver Award is the highest award for Girl Scout Cadets in grades six through eighth. This honor is presented to those who show they are a leader who is organized, determined and dedicated to improving the community.

For girls in grades six through eight, the Bronze Award is highest award presented. To earn this honor, girls must complete an adventure project so they’ll develop more confidence, meet new people and show that working with other Girl Scouts can make a difference.

Girl Scouts of Central Illinois serves 21,000 girls and 5,000 adult members annually in 38 counties in central Illinois.