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11/16/2018 12:01:00 AM
Allison File Earns Girl Scouts' Highest Honor
Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont
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HICKORY, N.C. - Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont is pleased to announce that Allison File of Denver, earned her Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting.

File, daughter of Tony and Lisa File and a member of Girl Scout Troop 20119, built and donated IV pole lily pads to children at St. Jude’s affiliate clinic in Charlotte. The lily pads make it easier for children to move around when having to be hooked up to an IV.

By earning the Girl Scout Gold Award, File has become a community leader. Her accomplishments reflect leadership and citizenship skills that set her apart.



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“Earning the Girl Scout Gold Award designation is truly a remarkable achievement, and this young woman exemplifies leadership in all its forms,” said Lane Cook, chief executive officer of Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont. “She saw a need in her community and took action. Her extraordinary dedication, perseverance and leadership, is making the world a better place."

The Gold Award represents the highest achievement in Girl Scouting; it recognizes girls in grades 9 through 12 who demonstrate extraordinary leadership through sustainable and measurable Take Action projects. After the minimum requirements are completed, the Gold Award project is the culmination of a girl's demonstration of self-discipline, leadership ability, time management, creativity, initiative and a significant mastery of skills. Each girl must dedicate a minimum of 80 hours to planning and implementing her project, which must benefit the community and have long lasting impact. Since 1916, girls have successfully answered the call to go gold, an act that indelibly marks them as accomplished members of their communities and the world.

Some universities and colleges offer scholarships unique to Gold Award recipients, and girls who enlist in the U.S. Armed Forces may receive advanced rank in recognition of their achievements.

About Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont --- Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont, a United Way agency, is one of 112 councils nationwide chartered by Girl Scouts of the USA to deliver Girl Scout program within specific geographic boundaries. The local council serves nearly 12,000 girls and 6,000 adult volunteers in 40 counties and maintains three camp properties and four service centers offering unique experiences for girls and adults. For more information on how to join, volunteer, reconnect or donate to GSCP2P, call 800-672-2148 or visit www.girlscoutsp2p.org.


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