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Greenwich Girl Scout Earns Gold Award For Teaching Kids About Recycling

Annabel Lindh of Greenwich has earned the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting. Photo Credit: Contributed
A total of 86 Girl Scouts earned their Gold Awards for the Class of 2016, including over 40 from Fairfield County. Photo Credit: Girl Scouts of America

GREENWICH, Conn. — Annabel Lindh of Greenwich has earned the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting.

To earn her Gold Award, Lindh educated elementary school students in her community about how to adopt good recycling habits.

At the end of the lesson, she gave out a quiz, and nearly all of the students got all of the answers correct. She also published facts in the school’s newsletter.

Lindh hopes that the students will take their knowledge about recycling and teach those habits to younger children as they grow older.

One of her efforts was also spearheading a cellphone drive, which is still continuing. She also created a website with information about recycling with games and activities that will stay online.

In college, she plans to major in business and minor in marine biology or environmental science.

Celebrating its 100th Anniversary this year, the Gold Award requires a high school age Girl Scout to 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. Nationally, only 6 percent of Girl Scouts earn the Gold Award.

The Girl Scouts all began more than 100 years ago with one woman, Juliette Gordon Low, who believed in the power of one girl. Girl Scouts of Connecticut are now more than 52,000 members strong. They are part of a sisterhood of 2.7 million around the globe.

“Since 1916, approximately 1 million Girl Scouts have made a sustainable impact in their communities,” said Mary Barneby, CEO of Girl Scouts of Connecticut. “We are so thrilled to honor a record number of girls this year and we are excited to see how many more incredible young women will continue to change the world in the next 100 years.”

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

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