Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada (GSSN) honored 79 girls at the virtual All That Glitters Celebration — an annual recognition honoring Girl Scouts who have earned the highest awards (Bronze, Silver, and Gold) in Girl Scouting, as well as the Crutchfield-Healy Scholarship Recipient — in a virtual format on Saturday, September 26.
Only awarded to Girl Scouts who solve a community issue by implementing a long-term solution, the Gold Award is a remarkable achievement for high school girls in 9th to 12th grade. Skills developed through the Girl Scout program like critical thinking, problem-solving, and conflict resolution are all necessary components for a successful Gold Award project.
GSSN will be recognizing Gold Award Girl Scout Casey Stoddard for her ham radio educational event. Stoddard's award-winning project was a field day for youth to learn about amateur radio and how it can be used in emergencies and for fun. She partnered with the Sierra Nevada Amateur Radio Society to provide resources and workshops to attendees. Stoddard graduated from Galena High School earlier this year and is currently attending the University of Nevada, Reno to study business. Stoddard has been a Girl Scout for 11 years and also earned Bronze and Silver awards.
Girl Scout Ambassador Baylee Mee is a Gold Award winner and will also receive the Crutchfield-Healy Scholarship. Since 1997, GSSN awards The Crutchfield-Healy scholarship every year to a Girl Scout Ambassador who has earned her Gold Award and demonstrated academic success and involvement in extracurricular activities. Among other achievements, Mee earned a 4.5 weighted GPA during her time at Galena High School and organized a lacrosse clinic for girls as her Gold Award project. Throughout her 12 years in Girl Scouts, Mee has been a GSSN Girl Board Member, Girl Delegate for the National Convention, a Top Cookie Seller surpassing 1,000 boxes for several years, and a volunteer/camper at Camp Wasiu II for more than 10 years. Mee is currently attending Colorado State University-Pueblo, studying criminology and sociology. She also plays for the women's lacrosse team at CSU-P.
“Our Gold Award Girl Scouts are go-getters, innovators and leaders,” said GSSN Chief Executive Officer Ann Nelson. “These awards require leadership skills, organizational abilities, time management, perseverance and a sincere desire to be of service to the community. Girl Scouts continues to develop our next generation of women leaders.”
Please visit www.gssn.org to learn more about Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada or the Girl Scout Highest Awards.