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Darien Girl Scout Works With Youth At Church To Earn Gold Award

Kathryn Ann FitzMaurice of Darien worked with middle schoolers at St. John Church to earn her Girl Scout Gold Award.
Kathryn Ann FitzMaurice of Darien worked with middle schoolers at St. John Church to earn her Girl Scout Gold Award. Photo Credit: Girl Scouts of Connecticut

DARIEN, Conn. -- Kathryn Ann FitzMaurice of Darien helped with middle schoolers at her church learn about their faith to earn her Girl Scout Gold Award. 

FitzMaurice engaged the students to continue learning about their faith and created fun ways for them to stay involved with St. John Church in Darien. She aimed to create an enjoyable church environment and a safe place for students to grow.

This outreach will continue with other youth group members. She is studying communications at Saint Mary’s College of Notre Dame.

A total of 61 girls across the state were honored last month by Girl Scouts of Connecticut for earning their Gold Award this year in a statewide ceremony at the University of New Haven.

The Gold Award is the highest award a girl can earn in Girl Scouting. To earn the Gold Award, Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts in grades 9 to 12 spend at least 80 hours researching issues, assessing community needs and resources, building a team, and making a sustainable impact in the community. 

“These 61 girls are incredible examples of how a girl can truly change the world around her,” said Mary Barneby, CEO of Girl Scouts of Connecticut. “Our exemplary Gold Award recipients have made a sustainable impact in their community through hours of hard work and dedication. Their achievements are a testament to the power of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.

"We expect great things from them as they continue to thrive and succeed in their future endeavors!”

A Gold Award recipient’s accomplishments reflect leadership and citizenship skills that set her apart as a community leader, according to a statement from Girl Scouts of Connecticut.

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

Girl Scouts of Connecticut is the largest girl-empowerment organization in the state, serving nearly 44,000 girls and more than 18,000 adult volunteers. Girl Scouts of Connecticut’s mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. For further information, visit www.gsofct.org or call 800-922-2770.

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