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Hinesville scouts earn highest honor
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Ashley Gilmore and Kimberly Linzan - photo by Photo provided.
On May 4, the Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia, awarded Girl Scout Gold Awards to four teens at an awards ceremony at the Elks Lodge 183 in Savannah.
Two of these Gold Award recipients are from Hinesville, Ashley Gilmore and Kimberly Linzan.
Gilmore is the daughter of Beverly Carradine-Gilmore and SSG Roderick Gilmore. The 16-year-old is a junior at Bradwell Institute.
She is a member of Troop 172 and her award project was titled, "The Gift of Giving." She assisted the Tri-County Protective Agency (battered women's shelter) by collecting hundreds of clothing and personal hygiene items so that women and their children will have new things to start with as they reconstruct their lives after abusive situations.
Linzan is the daughter of Ana and Felix Linzan. The 18-year-old is a senior at Bradwell.
Also a member of Troop 172, her project was titled, "Watch Care Program." She established and promoted a watch program for care providers of individuals with special needs. Her program allowed the care providers the flexibility to attend meetings, join support groups and receive respite care for their family members. She also helped the Association for Retarded Citizens center re-establish meetings and set up support groups.
The Gold Award is the highest award that a Girl Scout can earn. This award recognizes the work of senior scouts who achieve outstanding accomplishments in the areas of leadership, community service, career planning and personal development.  Each girl working toward the award must complete five requirements related to those areas, including spending a minimum of 50 hours planning and implementing a Girl Scout service project that has a positive and lasting impact on the community.

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