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RESOLUTION AS INTRODUCED 2007-2008

JOINT CONCURRENT HOUSE RESOLUTION

State of Vermont

House of Representatives

Montpelier, Vermont

Joint Concurrent House Resolution


H.C.R.  71

House concurrent resolution congratulating the 2006 Vermont Girl Scout Council’s gold and silver award recipients

Offered by:  Representatives Morrissey of Bennington, Allard of St. Albans Town, Audette of S. Burlington, Baker of West Rutland, Bostic of St. Johnsbury, Branagan of Georgia, Brennan of Colchester, Clark of St. Johnsbury, Clark of Vergennes, Devereux of Mount Holly, Donaghy of Poultney, Dostis of Waterbury, Errecart of Shelburne, Flory of Pittsford, Frank of Underhill, Gervais of Enosburg, Helm of Castleton, Howrigan of Fairfield, Kilmartin of Newport City, Koch of Barre Town, Komline of Dorset, Krawczyk of Bennington, Larrabee of Danville, LaVoie of Swanton, Lawrence of Lyndon, Livingston of Manchester, Marcotte of Coventry, McAllister of Highgate, McFaun of Barre Town, Morley of Barton, Myers of Essex, O'Donnell of Vernon, Oxholm of Vergennes, Perry of Richford, Rodgers of Glover, Scheuermann of Stowe, Shaw of Derby, Sunderland of Rutland Town, Turner of Milton, Valliere of Barre City and Wright of Burlington

Whereas, girl scouting provides wonderful opportunities for young girls to volunteer in community service projects and to sample leadership roles and possible career options, and

Whereas, as incentives to maximize participation in these programs, girl scouting has developed the silver and gold awards to honor those girl scouts who have demonstrated a special commitment to community service and personal character development, and

Whereas, the Girl Scout Silver Award is the highest honor that may be bestowed on a girl scout in the 11–14 age range, and the award’s recipients are younger girl scouts who represent the organization’s most energetic and enthusiastic members, and

Whereas, in order to be presented a Girl Scout Silver Award, a potential recipient must complete the requirements for both the Girl Scout Silver Leadership Award, including 15 hours of service in a leadership role, and the Girl Scout Silver Career Award, as well as design and implement a Girl Scout Silver Award Project entailing a minimum of 40 hours of meaningful community service, and

Whereas, in 2006, the Vermont girl scouts between the ages of 11 and 14 who were presented a Girl Scout Silver Award and their related community service projects were:  Katy Bickford of Waitsfield who designed and constructed a gathering space for middle school students at her school; Misha Kydd of Jericho who trained a Guiding Eyes for the Blind puppy; and Michaela Green of West Charleston who with several friends created and hosted a “Be Your Own Star” young girls’ party and fashion show to stress self-esteem and celebrate individual difference, and

Whereas, girl scouts in the 14 to 17 age range can earn the prestigious Girl Scout Gold Award that requires a candidate for this honor to earn the Girl Scout Gold Leadership Award, including 40 hours of service in a leadership role; fulfill the prerequisites for the Girl Scout Gold Career Award, including devoting 40 hours to either a shadowing project or internship; conduct a community assessment, and complete a 65 hour community service project, and

Whereas, in 2006, the Vermont girl scouts between the ages of 14 and 17 who were presented a Girl Scout Gold Award, and their respective community service projects included: Eliza Goldberg, Sarah Flickinger, and Sydney Chandler of Shelburne who organized a community volunteer fair and created a youth volunteering group; Sharon Mathieu of Underhill, who created French language learning materials for home schoolers; Amber Brooks, Lauren Gaffney, Katherine Matcovich, and Kate Noble of Essex who educated the public concerning a dangerous road intersection by promoting the construction of a traffic light; Leigh Elliot of Essex who developed a website for Essex Meals on Wheels, and Desiree Whitman of East Thetford who bridged the generations by creating a series of monthly programs at her church for girls and senior citizens, and

Whereas, each of these Girl Scouts was presented her gold or silver award at a ceremony last October 15 at Basin Harbor in Vergennes, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates the 2006 Vermont Girl Scout Council’s gold and silver award recipients, and be it further

Resolved: That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to each of the girl scouts honored in this resolution.

 



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