Thursday, 06 August 2020 14:03

Local Girl Scouts Earn Highest Award

BALLSTON LAKE – Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York (GSNENY) congratulates Raia James, Sara Casale and Tiffany Cospito for becoming a Gold Award Girl Scout.

James earned the designation by creating a school supply closet at Paige Elementary School to address an ongoing need for school supplies throughout the school year. Casale started a self-confidence program for select eight grade students in the Shenendehowa Central School District to earn the designation. Cospito earned the award by starting a children’s music program at Hospicio San Jose, an orphanage in Guatemala.

Gold Award Girl Scouts don’t just change the world for the better but they change it for good. The Gold Award is earned by girls in grades ninth through twelfth who demonstrate extraordinary leadership in developing sustainable solutions to local, national, and global challenges. Since 1916, Girl Scouts have answered the call to drive lasting, impactful change.

The Gold Award is earned by a Girl Scout who works to address an issue they’re passionate about in a way that produces meaningful and lasting change. Whether it’s on a local, national, or global level, Gold Award Girl Scouts provide innovative solutions to significant challenges.

“Gold Award Girl Scouts don’t just change the world for the better, they change it for good—and [each girl] embodies everything this achievement stands for,” said Mary Buszuwski, GSNENY CEO. “[They all] addressed an issue that’s important to them—educational equity—for her Gold Award, and we congratulate [these girls] on this momentous accomplishment.”

Girl Scouts is 2.5 million strong—more than 1.7 million girls and 750,000 adults who believe in the power of every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader) to change the world. Girl Scouts’ extraordinary journey began more than 100 years ago with the original G.I.R.L., Juliette Gordon “Daisy” Low. On March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Georgia, she organized the very first Girl Scout troop, and every year since, we’ve honored her vision and legacy, building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. We’re the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. And with programs from coast to coast and across the globe, Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success. 

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