Peyton Bivins Earns Girl Scouts Highest Honor

Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont is pleased to announce that Peyton Bivins, Mebane, has earned her Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting.

Bivens, daughter of Matthew and Emily Bivins and a member of Girl Scout Troop 13002, worked in partnership with Carrboro/Chapel Hill City Schools to organize a bike shed for students to access bikes. She collected 30 bikes and helmets to keep in the bike shed. She also organized a bike safety class to teach kids about basic bike safety, how to ride a bike and also how to care for it. The class, which was attended by 110 3rd grade students, also had a special presentation from the USA cycling team.

By earning the Girl Scout Gold Award, Bivins has become a community leader. Her accomplishments reflect leadership and citizenship skills that set her apart. 

“Earning the Girl Scout Gold Award designation is truly a remarkable achievement, and this young woman exemplifies leadership in all its forms,” said Lane Cook, chief executive officer of Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont. “She saw a need in her community and took action. Her extraordinary dedication, perseverance and leadership is making the world a better place.”

The Gold Award represents the highest achievement in Girl Scouting, recognizing girls in grades 9 through 12 who demonstrate extraordinary leadership through sustainable and measurable Take Action projects. After the minimum requirements are completed, the Gold Award project is the culmination of a girl’s demonstration of self-discipline, leadership ability, time management, creativity, initiative and a significant mastery of skills. Each girl must dedicate a minimum of 80 hours to planning and implementing her project, which must benefit the community and have long lasting impact. Since 1916, girls have successfully answered the call to go gold, an act that indelibly marks them as accomplished members of their communities and the world.

Some universities and colleges offer scholarships unique to Gold Award recipients, and girls who enlist in the U.S. Armed Forces may receive advanced rank in recognition of their achievements.

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