RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- Isabel Stoddart, of Ridgefield, recently received the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest honor in Scouting.
In order to earn the Gold Award, Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts between grades 9-12 spend at least 80 hours researching issues, assessing community needs and resources, building a team and making a sustainable impact in the community, according to a press release. A Gold Award recipient’s accomplishments reflect leadership and citizenship skills that set her apart as a community leader, according to a press release.
Stoddart's project worked with third-graders in a neighboring town with the goal to tutor and encourage students to get more excited about STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). Stoddart and her students played multiplication-geared math games, board games and card games to help enhance team-building and problem-solving skills.
She plans to study mathematics and pursue a career in business.
She is one of 55 Girl Scouts in Connecticut and one of seven in Ridgefield to earn the Gold Award this year.
“On a national level, only 4 to 6 percent of Girl Scouts earn this prestigious honor, and I am beyond proud of our girls,” said Mary Barneby, chief executive officer of Girl Scouts of Connecticut, in a press release. “By earning the Gold Award, Girl Scouts set themselves apart as top achievers, and are incredible women of confidence, courage, and character, who make the world a better place.”
For more information about the Gold Award or how to become a Gold Award volunteer or mentor, click here .
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