Local Girl Scouts Recognized on May 16
Media Event: Local Girl Scouts will be recognized at the annual Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada Highest Awards Ceremony. In 2020, the annual ceremony pivoted to a virtual and parking lot caravan celebration due to the global pandemic.
Event Date and Time: Sunday, May 16 from 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Location: East Las Vegas Center: 250 N. Eastern Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89101
Event Details: On Sunday, local Girl Scouyts will be recognized for the following:
- 12 Girl Scouts will receive the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest and most prestigious honor within the Girl Scouts of the USA. The Gold Award is awarded to fewer than 6% of Girl Scouts annually. Each Gold Award Girl Scout spends 1 – 2 years on her project. Approximately one million Girl Scouts have earned the Gold Award or its equivalent since 1916.
- 26 Girl Scouts will receive The President’s Volunteer Service Award. The President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) is the premier volunteer awards program, encouraging citizens to live a life of service through presidential gratitude and national recognition. Girl Scouts receiving this ward volunteered between 50 and 250 hours in a 1-year period
- 60 graduating seniors who will move from Girl Scout youth to young adults.
- Recipient of the Betty L. Shults Scholarship.
Notes: CEO Kimberly Trueba and Girl Scouts available for interviews from 1:15pm – 2:00pm
About Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada
Founded on April 14, 1932 in Boulder City, Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada (GSSNV) is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. GSSNV focuses on four key pillars: STEAM Education, Outdoor Experiences, Life Skills, and Entrepreneurship Opportunities. GSSNV serves the four Southern-most counties in Nevada: Clark, Lincoln, Nye, & Esmeralda, as well as the Southern California counties of Inyo and San Bernardino (eastern border).
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