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Kids' Music Lessons Earn Greenwich Teen Scout's Gold Award

Madeline Wolf of Greenwich created a music program at the Boys & Girls Club in Greenwich to earn her Girl Scout Gold Award.
Madeline Wolf of Greenwich created a music program at the Boys & Girls Club in Greenwich to earn her Girl Scout Gold Award. Photo Credit: Girl Scouts of Connecticut

GREENWICH, Conn. -- Madeline Wolf of Greenwich created a program to teach music to elementary school kids in her hometown to earn her Girl Scout Gold Award.

Wolf developed a series of music lessons and recruited fellow high school students to be assistant teachers for 24 courses over two years.

The classes were hosted at the Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich. She trained one of her assistant teachers to take over the program next year.

Wolf is attending the University of California at Berkeley and studying biology.

“These 61 girls are incredible examples of how a girl can truly change the world around her,” said Mary Barneby, CEO of Girl Scouts of Connecticut.

“Our exemplary Gold Award recipients have made a sustainable impact in their community through hours of hard work and dedication," she said.

"Their achievements are a testament to the power of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. "We expect great things from them as they continue to thrive and succeed in their future endeavors!”

Girl Scouts of Connecticut honored 61 girls across the state earning their Gold Award this year in a statewide ceremony last month at the University of New Haven.

Wolf is one six girls from Greenwich who earned her Gold Award this year.

The Gold Award is the highest award a girl can earn in Girl Scouting. 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, according to a statement from Girl Scouts of Connecticut.

For more information about the Gold Award or how to become a Gold Award volunteer or mentor, visit www.gsofct.org/pages/GoldAward.php .

Girl Scouts of Connecticut is the largest girl-empowerment organization in the state, serving nearly 44,000 girls and more than 18,000 adult volunteers. Girl Scouts of Connecticut’s mission is to Kidsbuild girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. For further information, visit www.gsofct.org or call 800-922-2770.

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