Friday, February 19, 2010

North Carolina Gold Award Article and Tutorial

The Pilot of Southern Pines, North Carolina, recently ran an article on Shannon Elizabeth Nicole Trudeau, who received the Girl Scout Gold Award for planning and hosting a water safety clinic for underprivileged children in her community. The clinic lasted three weeks, and all participants were taught basic swimming skills.

As the article eloquently illustrates, Trudeau is now in a category with other Gold Award recipients as Eileen Collins, the first woman space shuttle commander; Dr. Drew Gilpin Faust, the first female president of Harvard University; Katie Couric, the first woman to anchor a network evening newscast; and Gov. Bev Perdue, the first female governor of North Carolina.

For a more thorough analysis of the Gold Award, definitely read the entire article and, as always, send us examples of outstanding Girl Scouts in your communities.