PHOTO: Jessica Schlotterbeck, of Lisbon, one of six Girl Scouts in maine to achieve the Gold Award, Girl Scouting’s highest honor. (Submitted photo)
SOUTH PORTLAND – Girl Scouts of Maine’s annual GIRL Celebration was held on line this year, with a “Celebration Saturdays” video series honoring Girl Scouts and adult volunteers for their accomplishments, including honors for girls from Lisbon, Pownal, Gorham, Bath and New Gloucester.
Jessica Schlotterbeck, of Lisbon, was among six Gold Award Girl Scouts honored. From preserving local history and saving bees, to addressing the vaping epidemic and sports bias in their schools, the girls made significant, sustainable impact in their communities. To learn more about their Gold Award projects visit www.girlscoutsofmaine.org/girlstories.
“The Girl Scout Gold Award represents the highest achievement in Girl Scouting. Gold Award Girl Scouts are the dreamers and the doers who take make the world a better place to the next level. To earn this unique award, Seniors and Ambassadors tackle issues dear to them and drive lasting change in their communities,” said Joanne Crepeau, CEO, Girl Scouts of Maine.
The Silver Award allows Girl Scout Cadettes in middle school to focus on an issue they care about, learn the facts, and take action to make a difference, while gaining the confidence and skills needed for lifelong success. This year 21 Girl Scouts across the state earned Silver Award and were recognized with a dedicated Celebration Saturday video  highlighting each of them and their projects.
Area girls who won Silver Awards are Abby Fiore and Maeve Donnelly, of Gorham; Ginger Waters and Taylor Mario, of Bath; and Lorenza Piper, of New Gloucester. Each Silver Award Girl Scout and their projects are highlighted at www.girlscoutsofmaine.org/girlstories .
Ten Girl Scouts graduating high school from across the state were awarded GSME Future Leaders Scholarships. Py Morin, of Pownal, was one of those sharing $15,500 in scholarships.
More than 100 high school Girl Scouts from across the state were also recognized as a part of the Class of 2020 Graduating Girl Scout Ambassadors in their own video.
Celebration Saturday videos can be viewed at www.girlscoutsofmaine.org/girlcelebration or on their social media channels including YouTube and FaceBook. To learn more about getting involved with Girl Scouts visit www.girlscoutsofmaine.org