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Volleyball Clinic Earns Scout Gold Award for Greenwich Teen

Erin White of Greenwich created and ran a volleyball clinic at the Greenwich Boys & Girls Club to earn her Girl Scout Gold Award.
Erin White of Greenwich created and ran a volleyball clinic at the Greenwich Boys & Girls Club to earn her Girl Scout Gold Award. Photo Credit: Girl Scouts of Connecticut

GREENWICH, Conn. -- Erin White of Greenwich created and ran a volleyball clinic for kids in her hometown to earn her Girl Scout Gold Award.

White ran the volleyball clinic for students in grades 5-8 at the Greenwich Boys & Girls Club. The program was designed to give students playing experience before trying out for school teams.

White also created a video about basic volleyball skills for the Boys & Girls Club and the Greenwich Library. Her teammates will continue the clinic in the future.

White will attend the University of Mary Washington and study anthropology.

“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 for earning their Gold Award this year in a statewide ceremony last month at the University of New Haven.

Six girls from Greenwich earned their 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 build 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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