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Brookfield Girl Scout Cooks Up Recipes For Pantry To Earn Gold Award

Allison Abramski of Brookfield has earned the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting. Photo Credit: Contributed
A total of 86 Girl Scouts earned their Gold Awards for the Class of 2016, including 40 from Fairfield County. Photo Credit: Girl Scouts of Connecticut

BROOKFIELD, Conn. — Allison Abramski of Brookfield has earned the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting.

Abramski's Gold Award Project focused on the lack of variety and nutrition in the food items that she found at her local food pantry. 

She created a cookbook filled with ingredients that can be accessed at the food pantry in order to give individuals more options when cooking their meals. 

Through her cookbook, Abramski shared a number of different recipes individuals can use with all of the ingredients commonly found at the pantry. 

She donated 100 copies of her cookbook to her local food pantry and shared an electronic version with food pantries in surrounding towns. 

She also encouraged individuals at the pantry to share her cookbook with their family and friends. 

In the fall, she will attend Quinnipiac University in hopes of pursuing a career in occupational therapy.

Celebrating its 100th Anniversary this year, the Gold Award requires a high school age Girl Scout to 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. Nationally, only 6 percent of Girl Scouts earn the Gold Award.

The Girl Scouts all began more than 100 years ago with one woman, Juliette Gordon Low, who believed in the power of one girl. Girl Scouts of Connecticut are now more than 52,000 members strong. They are part of a sisterhood of 2.7 million around the globe.

“Since 1916, approximately 1 million Girl Scouts have made a sustainable impact in their communities,” said Mary Barneby, CEO of Girl Scouts of Connecticut. “We are so thrilled to honor a record number of girls this year and we are excited to see how many more incredible young women will continue to change the world in the next 100 years.”

For more information about the Gold Award or how to become a Gold Award volunteer or mentor, click here.

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