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Local Davidson Girl Scout Earns Top Recognition with Prestigious Gold Award

by | Jun 9, 2020 | News


Despite coronavirus, local Girl Scout takes action to improve her local and global communities while earning Girl Scouts’ highest award

 CHARLOTTE, NC  – Late last month Girl Scouts Hornets’ Nest Council announced this year’s Gold Award Girl Scouts.  The prestigious Girl Scout Gold Award represents the highest achievement in Girl Scouting and challenges girls ages 14 to17 to initiate meaningful, sustainable change locally, nationally, and even globally through their own unique ‘Take Action’ projects.

The announcement came from the local Hornets’ Nest Chapter of the Girl Scouts.

This award is only available to Girl Scouts.

“Our Gold Award Girl Scouts are remarkable young women who have earned this recognition as a result of their commitment to their community, their passion for problem solving and their fearlessness,” said Angela Woods, CEO of Girl Scouts Hornets’ Nest Council.  “Each of them exemplify what being a Girl Scout is all about and we are extremely proud of them.”

Research confirms the lifetime benefits for Gold Award Girl Scouts and the impact the award has on their lives. This year’s Fort Mill Gold Award recipient is:

Anna Kunz:  Anna created a gardening program for the Children’s Hope Alliance as a way to offer meaningful enrichment activities to children in their care.  She partnered with Master Gardeners to develop lesson plans and to design and plant campus gardens. The Master Gardeners are sustaining her project by hosting monthly Garden Club meetings with the children and by continuing to help maintain the gardens. The Children’s Hope Alliance hopes to expand this successful program to other campuses. She is from Davidson and is in Troop 1060.

About Girl Scouts Hornets’ Nest Council

Founded in 1912, Girl Scouts is the world’s preeminent organization dedicated solely to girls, where, in an accepting and supportive environment, girls build character and skills for success in the real world.  Girl Scouts, Hornets’ Nest Council (GSHNC) received its first charter from the Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. in 1935. GSHNC is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.  We currently serve 17,000 girls and adults in eight counties of North and South Carolina, which include Anson, Cabarrus, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Rowan, Stanly, Union, and York (S.C.). For more information on how to join, volunteer, reconnect or donate to Girl Scouts Hornets’ Nest Council, visit and follow us on Facebook, Twitter @GSHNC and Pinterest.

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