CONCORD, NH – Girls across New Hampshire and Vermont will gather at the Capitol Center for the Arts, this weekend for the Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains’ Young Women of Distinction Ceremony.
On Sunday, November 13, this celebration will formally recognize these young women’s community contributions which embody the Girl Scouts mission of making the world a better place. The ceremony, which will be attended by council and state officials and other dignitaries, will take place from 2 – 4 p.m. at the center, located at 44 S. Main Street in Concord.
Among those being honored are this past year’s Girl Scout Gold Award and Silver Award recipients: young women who were selected to participate in this past year’s Girls Rock the Capitol legislative internship program; girls who explored their nation and their world as part of the Girl Scouts Destinations program; and the Top Ten “Cookie Divas” from this past seasons’ Girl Scout Cookie Program.
Additionally, the ceremony will formally recognize the Girl Scout Coastal Rompers, an eco-minded group of girls who have earned regional honors for their ocean conservation efforts; and the Girl Scout Swift Water Paddlers – a competitive canoeing team that has taken top honors in regional competitions: all stellar examples of what it means to be a Girl Scout in the 21st Century!
The Girl Scout Gold Award is earned by less than six percent of eligible registered Girl Scouts. The highest award a Girl Scout can achieve, this national honor represents months of a girls’ time, leadership, ingenuity, and efforts to impact lasting change in her community.
About Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains:
Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains is recognized throughout New Hampshire and Vermont as a leading expert on girls. Our innovative leadership programs help girls discover, connect and take action as they develop strong values, a social conscience, and a deep sense of self and their potential. We serve just under 10,000 members throughout New Hampshire and Vermont. With the guidance of our dedicated and trained volunteers, girls discover the fun, friendship, and power of girls together.