McDonald Girl Scouts earn president’s award


Girl Scouts of Troop 80344, McDonald, show off their individual certificates after receiving the Silver Level President’s Volunteer Service Award for community service.


Girl Scout Troop 80344 of McDonald was recently recognized for its outstanding community service.

The troop received the Silver Level President’s Volunteer Service Award during a surprise ceremony at Roosevelt School on April 29. The ceremony included special guests Ohio state Rep. Sean O’Brien, Mayor and Mrs. Glenn Holmes, and Principals Gary Carkido and David Vecchione.

Troop Leader Candice Ward and Assistant Troop Leaders Lori Gillespie and Patricia Vilk-Worrell presented the awards, which consisted of the Silver Level Service Pin, a letter signed by President Obama, official Service Recognition Certificate, and a certificate that stated the activities each girl participated in to earn the award.

Over the past year, Girl Scout Troop 80344 gave 544 hours serving others and is already working toward its 2011 goal. The Scouts have participated in more than thirty projects during 2010, some of which include Project Linus for the Akron Children’s Hospital Beeghly Campus, Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley Collections, Veterans Day Cards for the Cleveland Veterans Hospital, Reverse Trick-or-Treat and Holiday Project at the Woodland Park Retirement Apartments, Make It Don’t Take it Card Project, Angel Tree Donation, and Collections for school supplies, health kits, Animal Welfare League, Goodwill, Niles Community Center, Warren Family Mission, USO and Center of Hope.

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