Lindsey Meyers of Fairfield receives highest National Girl Scout Honor

Lindsey Meyers of Fairfield has received her Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest honor a girl can earn in Girl Scouting.

In order to earn the Gold Award, Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts grades nine through 12 spend at least 80 hours researching issues, assessing community needs and resources, building a team, and making a sustainable impact in the community. A Gold Award recipient’s accomplishments reflect leadership and citizenship skills that set her apart as a community leader.

Lindsey’s project encouraged children in town to create kindness-inspired artwork to be displayed in the windows of shops downtown. Lindsey hoped the artwork would help inspire the children to spread the message of kindness and eliminate any negative behavior toward one another. Lindsey’s project will continue after she graduates by a local Boys & Girls Club. Lindsey will attend the University of Notre Dame where she plans to study visual communications and pursue a career involving marketing, advertising, and art.

“On a national level, only 4 to 6% of Girl Scouts earn this prestigious honor, and I am beyond proud of our girls,” said Mary Barneby, CEO of Girl Scouts of Connecticut. “By earning the Gold Award, Girl Scouts set themselves apart as top achievers, and are incredible women of confidence, courage, and character, who make the world a better place. Next year, we are excited to celebrate our 100th year of encouraging girls to Go Gold!”

For more information about the Gold Award or how to become a Gold Award volunteer or mentor, visit http://www.gsofct.org/pages/GoldAward.php.

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