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Greenwich Teen Earns Girl Scout Gold Award For Environmental Project

Ahana Shanbhogue
Ahana Shanbhogue Photo Credit: Girl Scouts of Connecticut
This year's group of Gold Award recipients from across the state.
This year's group of Gold Award recipients from across the state. Photo Credit: Girl Scouts of Connecticut

GREENWICH, Conn. -- Ahana Shanbhogue, of Greenwich, recently received the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest honor a girl can earn in Girl Scouting.

In order to earn the Gold Award, Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts grades 9-12 spend at least 80 hours researching issues, assessing community needs and resources, building a team and making a sustainable impact in the community, according to a press release. A Gold Award recipient’s accomplishments reflect leadership and citizenship skills that set her apart as a community leader, according to a press release.

Shanbhogue's project consisted of organizing a hands-on summer program introducing kids of all ages to environmental issues that the world is facing, and what they can do to help, according to a press release. At a local Boys and Girls Club, she presented activities including creating trails, planting trees and playing water-saving games.

She is studying chemical engineering at the University of Michigan. She hopes to one day work on a team and help create alternative fuels.

She is one of 55 Girl Scouts in Connecticut to earn the Gold Award this year.

“On a national level, only four to six percent of Girl Scouts earn this prestigious honor, and I am beyond proud of our girls,” said Mary Barneby, CEO of Girl Scouts of Connecticut, in a press release. “By earning the Gold Award, Girl Scouts set themselves apart as top achievers, and are incredible women of confidence, courage, and character, who make the world a better place.”

For more information about the Gold Award or how to become a Gold Award volunteer or mentor, visit here .

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