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Local Girl Scout Earns Highest Honor, Gold Award

Jerrilyn Morgan Story

Sept. 12, 2012. Girl Scout Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont is pleased to announce that Jerrilyn Morgan Story, of Blowing Rock, has earned her Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting.

Story, daughter of Terry and Marsha Story and a member of Troop 10514, worked in partnership with Safe Kids to address the issue of bicycle safety in the community and at Appalachian State University. She implemented a campaign to teach children about wearing helmets the proper way and safety while riding their bikes. For the college students, she taught them about local town ordinances involving bikes and how to be safe. 

The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest earned award for Girl Scouts grades 9-12. The Girl Scout Gold Award follows in the footsteps of the Golden Eaglet, First Class and Curved Bar awards – previously the highest awards in Girl Scouting.  It is a reflection of the dedication and determination of each recipient. After the minimum requirements are completed, the Gold Award project is the culmination of a girl’s demonstration of self-discipline, leadership ability, time management, creativity, initiative and a significant mastery of skills. Each girl must dedicate a minimum of 80 hours to planning and implementing her project, which must benefit the community and have long lasting impact.

About Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont

Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont, a United Way agency, is one of 112 councils nationwide chartered by Girl Scouts of the USA to deliver Girl Scout program within specific geographic boundaries. The local council serves more than 16,000 girls and approximately 7,000 adult volunteers in 40 counties and maintains seven camp properties and four service centers offering unique experiences for girls and adults. For more information on how to join, volunteer, reconnect or donate to GSCP2P, call 800-672-2148 or visit www.girlscoutsp2p.org.

About Girl Scouts of the USA

Founded in 1912, Girl Scouts of the USA is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls with 3.2 million girl and adult members worldwide. 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. The organization serves girls from every corner of the United States and its territories. Girl Scouts of the USA also serves American girls and their classmates attending American or international schools overseas in 90 countries.