September 30, 2012
Hannah Violet of Ambasador Girl Scout Troop 40652 from the Pleasant Valley area recently completed the requirements to receive her Gold Award. The Gold Award is the highest award in Girl Scouting. For her Gold Award Project, Hannah spent more than 85 hours of planning and coordinating a dance for the Life Skills students (special needs), along with the Unified Sports Athletes from all of the Washington County Public Schools. The dance, held May 24, was attended by more than 60 students, parents, grandparents and teachers. Next Dimensions restaurant in Funkstown donated its facility for the evening. An “Under the Sea” theme welcomed students, who danced the night away to music donated by the DJ services of Amplified Entertainment. Each student in attendance took home a decorated bottle filled with sand and seashells.
February 19, 2012
Mikaela Wesmiller of Ambassador Girl Scout Troop 40652 from the Pleasant Valley area recently completed the requirements to receive her Gold Award. The award is the highest achievement in Girl Scouting. For her Gold Award project, she spent more than 80 hours planning and coordinating a dance for the residents at Reeders Memorial Home in Boonsboro. On Dec. 10, the nursing home residents, employees and guests gathered in the Joseph Hannah Room dressed in their Sunday best for an event they will remember for years to come. Mikaela entertained more than 40 attendees with music and decorations from the past.
December 11, 2010
Waynesboro Vet Clinic Waynesboro Veterinary Clinic has again received accreditation following a comprehensive evaluation by the American Animal Hospital Association. The evaluation includes a quality assessment review of the hospital’s facility, medical equipment, practice methods and pet health-care management. Only 15 percent of all small animal veterinary practices in the United States have achieved accreditation by the AAHA. To maintain accredited status, the clinic must continue to be evaluated regularly by the association’s consultants.
May 21, 2010
Way to go, Anastasia Anastasia Broadus received the Gold Award from the Girl Scouts of the Nation's Capital on May 16 at Trinity Washington University in Washington, D.C. The award is the highest one that you can receive through Girl Scouts. She received the award for her work at Memorial Recreation Center in Hagerstown. She collaborated with Children In Need with the help of Ann Martin, who assisted her with the project. Anastasia wanted to be sure children who could not afford to buy school supplies would have them on their first day of school.
June 16, 2008
SMITHSBURG - Four area girls have received their Gold Awards - the highest honor in Girl Scouting. Girl Scouts of Shawnee Council hosted its annual "Young Women of Achievement" awards ceremony in Winchester, Va. More than 160 girls, parents and families celebrated their success in earning the Gold Award, recognizing outstanding achievement in the areas of leadership, community service, career planning and personal development. Each girl must exhibit maturity; community; willingness to take responsibility; commitment to self, the world and the future; and the ability to follow a plan and complete a significant challenge project.
March 12, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - Mary Kalin looks good in green. But that's not the only, or even the most important, reason why she has been involved in the Girl Scouts of America since 1976. A board member of the four-state Shawnee Council - in the 1970s and again now - Kalin said the impact that Scouting can have on young girls is the reason she has stayed active. "My first grand memory was of day camping in Wisconsin and swimming lessons given in a lake," Kalin said. That was also the first time she stayed overnight in a tent - a pastime she admits is not her favorite.
August 2, 2006
MIDDLETOWN, Md. - In East Coast national finals July 1 to 7, Dance Dynamics, under the direction of Katy Huffer, competed against dozens of dance studios from around the country for top honors at Showstopper Finals, the largest dance competition in the country. The junior company won a gold award and finished third in the 10-year-old recreational jazz division. The teen company also won a gold award and finished second in the 13-year-old recreational jazz division. Dance Dynamics also received two silver awards for a solo and a trio performed earlier in the week.
July 24, 2006
Jessica Shade of Chambersburg, Pa., recently earned the Gold Award, the highest achievement in Girl Scouting. Shade is a member of Teen Girl Scout Troop 1250 in the Conococheague Neighborhood of Penn Laurel Girl Scout Council. To earn her Gold Award, Shade, 18, made and donated comforts to the homeless and people in Third-World countries. "During my project, I made the comforts, got donations of materials, had residents of Luther Ridge Retirement Community and my troop help with knotting the comforts, and delivered them to Solomon's Lutheran Church and the Franklin County Homeless Shelter," she said.
June 9, 2006
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Girl Scouts of Shawnee Council Inc. held its annual Young Women of Achievement Ceremony last month to recognize Gold Award recipients and other girls throughout the council's 15-county service area. Fifteen girls from Shawnee Council earned Gold Awards this year. Three of them - Erin Gantz, April Hoffman and Rachel Lighter - are from Hagerstown. Erin, April and Rachel, all of Girl Scout Troop 169, worked together to complete their Girl Scout Gold Award project, Homewood Courtyard Garden.
May 23, 2006
Three Washington County Girl Scouts won the Gold Award last week at the Girl Scouts of Shawnee Council's annual Young Women of Achievement Ceremony. Erin Gantz, April Hoffman and Rachel Lighter, all members of Girl Scout Troop 169, worked to complete their Girl Scout Gold Award project - Homewood Courtyard Garden. They created a garden space in an existing courtyard at Homewood, a retirement complex in Williamsport. The Scouts wanted to make the space more accessible and useful for Homewood residents.