Friday, September 28, 2012

Two Girl Scouts Earn Presidential Awards

Bailey, of Troop #30116 in Birmingham, recently earned a Gold Award (ages 14 and under) and ZoŃ‘, of Troop 40002 in Tuscaloosa, recently earned a Bronze Award (ages 15-25) from The President’s Volunteer Service Award. To earn these awards, Bailey and Zoe kept a record of their volunteer activities and served over 100 hours during the past year. Their hours were certified by the Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama. Bailey's hours included service to Girl Scouts and her youth group. Zoe's hours included service to Girl Scouts, her community and her school.

These awards are issued by Points of Light Institute and the Corporation for National and Community Service on behalf of the President of the United States to recognize the best in American spirit, and to encourage all Americans to improve their communities through volunteer service and civic participation.  These awards are given to individuals, families, and groups that have demonstrated outstanding volunteer service and civic participation over the course of a 12-month period.