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Originally published: 2014-05-30 10:37:48
Last modified: 2014-05-30 10:38:50

Cadette earns silver

Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont has awarded 250 girls, including one Watauga scout, with the Girl Scout Silver Award,  the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette can earn.

Earning the honor from Watauga was Sonny Helms of Boone.

The Girl Scout Silver Award is the second highest award in Girl Scouting and can be earned by girls in grades 6-8. It represents a girl's accomplishments in Girl Scouting and her community.

The Girl Scout Silver Award requirements encourage girls to build skills, explore careers, gain leadership skills and make a commitment to self-improvement. Each girl dedicated a minimum of 50 hours of service to designing and executing her project, scout officials said.

Through hard work and determination, this year's recipients were able to donate at least 12,500 hours of service within their communities throughout western and central North Carolina.

"As a result of earning the Girl Scout Silver Award, our Girl Scouts learn how to put their leadership skills into action, implementing projects that benefit the communities around them and have a long-lasting impact on those involved," said Marcia Cole, chief executive officer of Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont. "Not only does the experience of earning this award help improve the lives of so many around us, but also helps give our girls a sense of accomplishment that they can successfully do what they set out to do."