Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Honoring Two Incredible Women of Merit and Celebrating 100 Years of Changing the World!


At Girl Scouts of Connecticut, we welcomed the first week of June with two extremely successful events filled with celebration! On Thursday, June 2, we held our 23rd Annual Woman of Merit Dinner at the Italian Center of Stamford where we honored Mary Galligan, Director at Deloitte & Touche, and Brigadier General Tammy Smith, Commanding General of the 98th Training Division (IET). 


The Woman of Merit Award recognizes leaders who demonstrate the Girl Scout values of leadership, personal achievement, and service to the community, and Mary and Brigadier Smith do just that. It was inspiring to hear about their journeys and experiences as a woman in their line of work, and such an exciting evening for us all. Thank you to all who joined us. Learn more about the event through this wonderful video, and take a look at our photo album!

At the dinner, we had the chance to hear from Girl Scout Grace of Newtown, who shared her amazing Girl Scout Journey and her Gold Award Project with the crowd. Grace is a 2016 Gold Award Recipient, and was one of eight Girl Scouts chosen across the country to showcase her project at Girl Scouts of the USA’s Capitol Hill event on June 14 celebrating the Gold Award Centennial. We’re so proud of you, Grace!


Speaking of Gold Award, we are also incredibly proud of our other Gold Award recipients who we honored on Sunday, June 5 at Naugatuck Valley Community College. All of these girls’ Gold Award Projects—86 of them!—are so inspirational, and I encourage you to read them and learn more about how our girls are working hard to make a meaningful and sustainable change in their communities which helps make our world a better place Congratulations to all Girl Scout recipients past, present, and future. Meet the 2016 Gold Award Recipients!


Yours in Girl Scouting, 


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