This week, Girl Scouts of Central Maryland was honored at the 29th annual Governor’s Service Awards for 50 years of service to girls in the central Maryland region, and 100 years of service nationwide. The Governor’s Service Awards recognize significant contributions of Maryland citizens to the life and health of the State and its people.
In addition to GSCM, Girl Scout alumna and volunteer, Sarah Bryner was honored for her work on her Girl Scout Gold Award project, which focused on wildlife preservation, educating the community about the environment and establishing an educational habitat in Southern Maryland.
GSCM honored 138 central Maryland Girl Scouts for outstanding community service on April 15th at our annual Gold Award banquet and pinning ceremony. In addition, hundreds of Girl Scout troops and individual Girl Scouts earned their Bronze and Silver awards by completing service projects that also improved their communities and the lives of others. Together these girls, with guidance and support from their troop leaders, award advisers and families reflect the spirit of Girl Scouts founder Juliette Gordon Low-whose vision and mission we celebrate this year.
Recipients of the Governor’s Service Awards demonstrate sustained commitment to meeting Maryland’s most pressing human and environmental community needs through volunteerism, as well as engage in meaningful volunteer service that makes a measurable difference in the community. Honorees represent extraordinary acts of generosity and kindness and have an impact on the greater community.
Also honored was Hadassah of Greater Baltimore for 100 years of service to the Baltimore community. In March, we joined Hadassah in celebration of 100 years of women and girl leadership in Maryland at GSCM’s Women’s Leadership Forum. Congratulations to Sarah Bryner, Hadassah of Greater Baltimore, and all of the outstanding Governor’s Service Awards Recipients. We especially send heartfelt congratulations and gratitude to Girl Scouts of Central Maryland’s members and volunteers who, together, ensure that we achieve the mission of Girl Scouting in our community; with courage, confidence and character we do make the world a better place.