Victoria Earp Earns Girl Scout Gold Award

Published Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 3:42 pm

Sept. 18,2012. Girl Scout Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont is pleased to announce that Boone resident Victoria Earp has earned her Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting.

 Earp, the daughter of Len Earp and Wendi Hash and a member of Troop 10853, worked with Brushy Fork Baptist Church to refurbish a neglected prayer garden. She cleared the area, installed two benches, planted shrubs and flowers, spread mulch and prepared a meditation pamphlet. As a result, residents now have a place for prayer and meditation.

 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 a long lasting impact.

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 programs 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.

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. 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.

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