Girl Scout Council of Northwest Georgia ~ Jasper, GA 30143
Pickens County Teen Earns Girl Scout Gold Award
The Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest honor a girl can receive in Girl Scouting, recognizes the leadership, effort and impact girls in grades 9-12 or are 14-17 years of age have had on their communities. Tori Holliday is the first girl in the Mountain City Service Unit (Pickens County) to receive this honor. On Thursday, May 1st the Girl Scouts of Pickens County, along with Commissioner Robert Jones, Girl Scout Council of Northwest Georgia representatives Diane Wilson, Lynda Goodwin and Sue Nunn, and Tori’s family celebrated her accomplishment at a Pinning Ceremony and Reception.
Tori worked closely with Dr. Craig Chester of the Animal Medical Clinic and Valerie Bates of Pickens Animal Rescue to address the community problem of pet overpopulation. She created a puppetry skit entitled “SPOT” – Stop Pet Overpopulation Today, and presented it live at Hill City Elementary’s 4th grade assembly with the help of a puppet named Spot. The skit highlighted the importance of spaying and neutering our own personal pets, and the programs available to assist people in our community.
The May 1st Ceremony and Reception included a Candlelight Ceremony, performed by Savannah Friedman, Savanah Rice, Sierrah Rice, Taylor Stahlman and Megan Wilson, to display the accomplishments achieved at each level of Girl Scouts. Lynda Goodwin, Gold Award Committee Chair, spoke of what it required to earn a Gold Award. Commissioner Robert Jones told the group about how the community benefits from the Girl Scouts being active in our community and Mark Underwood spoke about Tori’s project. Tori received her Gold award pin from Sue Nunn, a Girl Scout Curved Bar Recipient. After the Pinning Ceremony, Tori said a few words on how she feels about Girl Scouts and why other girls should stay in scouts.
Tori has shown the Girls in Pickens County that it can be done and inspired these girls to set their goals high and achieve them. Tori is a home school student that has recently graduated. While enjoying her student career she had mentioned that she did miss out on some of the activities when going to a campus, such a Limo ride to Prom. For her accomplishments the Mountain City Service Unit awarded her and her family with a Limo ride and dinner that evening.
Thank you to everyone that has supported the Girl Scouts Mountain City Service Unit, including North Georgia Limo Service, Blue-Box Waste Services, Dunn’s Food Store and Restaurant, Girl Scout Troops 807, 8061, 8146, 8149, 9110, 8193, 8209, and 23800.
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