Guest speaker Lauren Prox, a college freshman and Girl Scout alumna, spoke of her experiences in Girl Scouts and said they prepared her for college and her future. Lauren earned the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting. Her STEM Gold Award project led her to be invited to the White House Science Fair. At the end of the meeting, three high school Girl Scouts, Alexa Goldblatt, Isabella Gonzalez and Ashleigh Stukes, participated in a girl panel, led by GSCCC board member Marisa Porto. They, too, shared their unique Girl Scout stories and ended by suggesting ways Girl Scouts could remain relevant to girls.
The Annual Adult Awards Luncheon followed the meeting where 35 volunteers were honored, including Anne Dinterman, a Girl Scout volunteer from Williamsburg, who was recognized with the Council’s Dorothy Barber Lifetime Achievement Award. GSCCC members of the Juliette Gordon Low Legacy Society, those who have invested in Girl Scouts through their estate plans, were recognized with the Society pin. Those members were: Deb Amatulli; Lila Davis; Helen Kattwinkel; Tracy Keller; Dan Keller; Elizabeth Kessler; Eileen Livick; Dale McClure; Cheryl McGrenra; Tesi Strickland, and Beth Yates.