December 4, 1996
By LISA GRAYBEAL Staff Writer United Way of Washington County's fund-raising campaign moved closer to its goal Wednesday with the help of a $295,000 check from Citicorp Credit Services Inc. in Hagerstown. The check, presented at the United Way's report lunch at Day's Inn, earned Citicorp the gold award for being the top company contributor. It was the second consecutive year that Citicorp has won the award. The combined employee and corporate donation was the largest amount Citicorp has raised, topping last year's contribution of $225,000.
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.
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 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.
June 5, 2002
Three Girl Scouts from the Smithsburg area recently received scouting's highest honor for starting a Hagerstown City day camp. Scouts Sylvia Barvir, Lynette Bolinger and Patricia Mitchell were honored with the Girl Scout Gold Award for developing the camp for the so-called "HotSpot" high-crime area of the city. The girls' program includes storytelling, introducing camp participants to such reading facilities as the local library, and helping campers realize that reading can be fun. Gold Award winners must first earn the Senior Girl Scout Leadership Award, design a self-development plan, earn the career exploration pin and four interest project patches, and spend at least 50 hours planning and implementing a Gold Award project that has a positive and lasting impact on the community.
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.
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.
July 17, 2005
Girl Scouts of Shawnee Council honored outstanding Scouts and volunteers at a Council Recognitions ceremony May 7 in Winchester, Va. Thirty-one Senior Girl Scouts from 11 Senior troops earned the Gold Award, the top award in Girl Scouts. To earn the award, a Scout must earn four interest project patches on topics related to the Gold Award project; earn the Career Exploration pin, Senor Girl Scout Leadership Award and Senior Girl Scout Challenge; and plan and implement a Girl Scout Gold Award project that requires at least 50 hours of work.
June 6, 2007
Jennifer Bowlus, Carly Chambers and Tara Blacklin, shown above from left, are three of the four members of Smithsburg Troop 647 of the Shawnee Girl Scout Council who recently earned scouting's highest honor, the Girl Scout Gold Award. Not pictured is Alexandra Koch. The four girls worked together to complete their Girl Scout Gold Award with their project, Operation Santa, designed to help three nonprofit agencies in their community. The girls, who called themselves "The Pink Ladies," organized a collection of pillows, lap quilts and hats for distribution to San Mar Children's Home, Cedar Ridge Children's Home and Homewood Retirement Center.