Williston Park Girl Scouts honored with awards

October 23, 2012 by  

The start of September meant the doling out of awards at the annual Bronze, Silver, and Gold Award Ceremony for WARM Association Girl Scouts.

Girl Scout troops from the villages of Williston Park, East Williston, Albertson, Roslyn, and Mineola are members of WARM. A total of 61 awards were given out this year.

Williston Park Girl Scouts receive either a Bronze, Silver, or Gold award by completing a project that has a lasting impact on her community. To earn an award, the Girl Scout needs to perform tasks that go beyond the standard activity with her troop. The awards are divided by age group. Girl Scouts in fourth or fifth grades can only earn up to the Bronze award. Those in sixth, seventh, or eighth grades can earn up to the Silver award.

The Gold award – the highest award achievable – is similar in stature to the Boy Scout’s Eagle Scout designation. As with becoming an Eagle Scout, a Girl Scout needs to complete a project that has a strong impact on her corner of the world before she is awarded the Gold. Only Girl Scouts in grades nine through twelve can earn a Gold award and, this year, seven scouts received the award.

There were 49 Girl Scouts from Williston Park and the surrounding areas who earned the Bronze award this year. Five Scouts earned the Silver award and stationery printing from a Williston Park company could have been made use of to print the award certificates.

Williston Park mayor Paul Ehrbar was one of the notables who attended the September 7 ceremony.