COLFAX — Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont has awarded 223 girls with the Girl Scout Silver Award, the second highest award a Girl Scout can achieve.
Among the winners were Eva Bey and Emily Post of Yadkinville.
Girl Scout Cadettes in grades sixth through eighth who earn the Girl Scout Silver Award complete a minimum of 50 hours toward a service project that betters their community and leaves a lasting impact on those around them.
Girls work in small groups or individually to design and execute the project, building life skills, exploring careers, gaining leadership abilities and committing to self-improvement along the way. This year, the Silver Award recipients collectively contributed a minimum of 11,150 hours, which the council credits with a monetary value of $243,962 based on the 2015 Independent Sector’s estimated value of volunteer time at $21.88 per hour for North Carolina.
“The Girl Scout Silver Award projects leave behind a legacy the girls can be proud of,” said Lane Cook, chief executive officer of Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont. “It teaches our girls to become effective leaders, putting their skills into action to provide services and opportunities for people in their communities.”