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Greenwich Teen Earns Girl Scout Gold Award For Science Lessons

Madeline English, of Greenwich Photo Credit: Girl Scouts of Connecticut
Gold Award recipients from across Connecticut gather for a group photo. Photo Credit: Girl Scouts of Connecticut

GREENWICH, Conn. – Madeline English, of Greenwich has received her 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 in grades 9 to 12 spend at least 80 hours researching issues, assessing community needs and resources, building a team, and making a sustainable impact in the community.

A Gold Award recipient’s accomplishments reflect leadership and citizenship skills that set her apart as a community leader.

Madeline’s project was to create a program for students in grades 1 through 3 to help spark their interest in science. Her program, held at a local Boys & Girls Club, helped children learn about a different component of science through fun and intriguing experimentations.

She created a website featuring all of her lesson plans, and the Boys & Girls Club will continue to use her lesson plans, experiments, and worksheets.

Madeline is one of 55 Girl Scouts to earn her Gold Award in Connecticut 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. “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. Next year, we are excited to celebrate our 100th year of encouraging girls to Go Gold!”

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

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