SAVANNAH — Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia Inc. awarded two Hinesville teens the Girl Scout Gold Award at a formal ceremony May 3.
Kiana Futrell of Troop 30394 organized a group of volunteers to teach girls how to build. They used their new skills to build handicap-accessible picnic tables for local residents with mental and physical disabilities.
Haileigh Newman of Troop 30151 held donation drives and began a personal-hygiene closet for homeless people in her community at the Kirk Healing Center.
The Gold Award is the highest award a Girl Scout can earn. It recognizes the work of Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts in grades nine through 12 who have outstanding accomplishment in the areas of leadership, community service and personal development. Each girl working toward the Gold Award spends a minimum of 80 hours planning and implementing a leadership project that puts the Girl Scout Promise and Law into action and makes a positive and lasting impact on her community.
The council awarded
16 Gold Awards this year councilwide.