Queens Girl Scouts receive highest honor
by Lydia Stetson
Jun 27, 2013 | 1672 views | 1 1 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend | print
(Row 1)Danielle Divanna, Troop 4011, Whitestone; Jasmine Wu, Troop 4569, Oakland Gardens; Ranice Chong, Troop 4382, Queens Village; Hannah Darcy, Troop 4788, Flushing; Elena Byrne, Fresh Meadows; Irene Lee, Troop 4570, Fresh Meadows; Rachel Shen, Troop 4382, Oakland Gardens; Maria Katija Grbic, Troop 4788, Flushing; Dominique Cazzola, Troop 4788, Fresh Meadows

(Row 2) Victoria Edwards, Troop 4121, Glendale; Tara Lamb, Troop 4705, Rosedale; Virginia Lee, Troop 4382, Middle Village; Megan Vignola, Troop 4121, Glendale; Victoria Maxham, Troop 4121 Glendale
(Row 1)Danielle Divanna, Troop 4011, Whitestone; Jasmine Wu, Troop 4569, Oakland Gardens; Ranice Chong, Troop 4382, Queens Village; Hannah Darcy, Troop 4788, Flushing; Elena Byrne, Fresh Meadows; Irene Lee, Troop 4570, Fresh Meadows; Rachel Shen, Troop 4382, Oakland Gardens; Maria Katija Grbic, Troop 4788, Flushing; Dominique Cazzola, Troop 4788, Fresh Meadows (Row 2) Victoria Edwards, Troop 4121, Glendale; Tara Lamb, Troop 4705, Rosedale; Virginia Lee, Troop 4382, Middle Village; Megan Vignola, Troop 4121, Glendale; Victoria Maxham, Troop 4121 Glendale
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When the words “Girl Scouts” come to mind, most people think of adorable girls in pigtails selling you those delicious Thin Mints, but not enough people think of community service and making a difference.

Seventeen Girl Scouts from Queens and 33 others from across the city received the Gold Award for outstanding community service at Cooper Union College in Manhattan.

The Gold Award irequires 80 hours of community service from each girl. This year’s award winners ran a community garden, hosted a book drive, helped autistic kids and more.

Ranice Chong of Queens Village took her love of reading and held a book drive to create a library at St. Mary’s Hospital for Children. Jasmine Wu of Flushing crocheted caps for premature babies born. Inspired by her troop leader, Claudia Thuleweit of Glendale hosted a blood drive and health information day.

"These awards reflect the spirit and drive of our girls and the impressive reach of their projects," said Barbara Murphy-Warrington, CEO of the Girl Scouts of Greater New York. “We are proud of their accomplishments and confident that these young women will become the leaders of tomorrow," she added.

This year's awards also mark the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouting in New York. Over 26,000 girls across New York City participate in Girl Scouting.

"These girls are already making an enormous difference for people in their communities, and we can only imagine the change they will to create when they bring their ingenuity and vision to bear as adults," said Girls Scouts board president Carmen Dubroc.

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CPT Slagle-US Army
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May 13, 2014
Great accomplishment young ladies. This type of dedication is what makes America stand above the rest. Our future depends on those who perform above and beyond the requirements of any organization. Girl Scouts of this caliber demonstrate that great attitude and will be an asset in whatever areas they work in.