Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont is pleased to announce that Jianna Miller, Lexington, has earned her Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest achievement a Girl Scout can earn.
Miller, daughter of Edgar and Kivi Miller and a member of Girl Scout Troop 2160, partnered with Lexington PFLAG, First Reformed United Church of Christ and St. Stephen United Methodist Church to organize a Pride March in uptown Lexington. About 200 people attended the event that was specifically targeted toward LGBTQIA youth in the area. Miller also put together a presentation about LGBTQIA history that she presented to her youth group and Girl Scout troop.
As they take action to transform their world, Gold Award Girl Scouts gain tangible skills and prove they are the leaders our community and world need. Gold Award Girl Scouts from Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont have created community gardens, addressed issues in foster care, combated bullying in schools and so much more.
“Earning the Girl Scout Gold Award designation is truly a remarkable achievement. It is the culmination of so many things- from a girl’s self-discipline and leadership abilities to time management and the creativity, initiative and mastery of skills it takes to complete these kind of projects,” said Jennifer Wilcox, CEO for Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont. “Every girl who earns this prestigious award is making a difference not only in her community, but her own life as well. The skills gained through the Gold Award process- strategic thinking, communication, collaboration, problem solving- are ones that will be used often in her future endeavors.” Thousands of Girl Scouts earn the Girl Scout Gold Award each year, which first began in 1916 as the Golden Eaglet. Earning the Gold Award opens doors to scholarships, preferred admission tracks for college and amazing career opportunities.