Three local Girl Scouts receive leadership awards
Region – Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts (GSCWM) awarded Riona Reeves of Westborough the Girl Scout Gold Award and Katherine Baldwin and Emily Reed-Edwards from Westborough Troop 30555 the Girl Scout Silver Award. The Scouts were presented with the awards at a ceremony held June 9 at Mechanics Hall in Worcester.
Reeves earned her Gold Award for her project “SMILE Math.” She worked with Northborough’s St. Bernadette’s School to design a fourth- and fifth-grade math retention curriculum by developing grade level workbooks and instructional web videos in an effort to help students retain over the summer what they learned the previous school year. St. Bernadette’s teachers have made SMILE Math mandatory for future students and requested similar projects for other grade levels.
Reeves is a student at St. Mark’s School in Southborough where she serves as a math tutor and library prefect. She plays the cello and is a dual-sport athlete on the ice hockey and lacrosse teams. She has been a Girl Scout since she was 6 years old and earned the Girl Scout Bronze and Silver Awards previously.
The Girl Scout Gold Award represents the highest achievement in Girl Scouting; it recognizes girls in grades 9 through 12 who demonstrate extraordinary leadership through sustainable and measurable Take Action projects.
Baldwin earned her Silver Award for Playful Playground for Healthy Kids. Katherine created new activities at the Mill Pond School playground to keep kids active outside the classroom.
Reed-Edwards earned her award for a Teen Media Library. She created posters and collected books, CDs, and video games to make the library more attractive to the teen demographic.
The Girl Scout Silver Award recognizes a girl as a leader who is organized, determined, and dedicated to improving her community. It is the highest award girls in grades 6 through 8 can earn. Working as an individual or small group, girls identify a root cause of a community issue and complete a Take Action project.
For more information on GSCWM and how to join, volunteer, or donate to Girl Scouts, call 800-462-9100 or visit www.yourtimewellspent.org.
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