Local Scout honored
Girl Scout Troop 274 member Ruby Varvil, De Soto, was one of more than 200 Girl Scouts from the Mid-Continent Council to be honored March 2 with gold or silver awards, the most prestigious honors awarded by Girl Scouts.
The ceremony served as a prelude to Girl Scout Week March 11 to 17, which is a week for women and girls worldwide to celebrate the 95th anniversary of the organization.
Varvil was awarded a Girl Scout Silver Award, the highest national recognition earned by girls ages 11 to 14. The honor acknowledges efforts in skill building, career exploration and self-development. Candidates for the award are required to spend 40 hours on a dedicated service project.
The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest national recognition earned by girls ages 14 to 17 and acknowledges dedication to excellence in developing skills and values to meet present and future challenges. The Gold Award is the culmination of the Girl Scout experience. Requirements include a series of prerequisite activities and 65 hours of planning and implementing a project that benefits the community.
As the 12th largest council in the country, Mid-Continent Council serves more than 37,000 girls ages 5 to 17, from all populations, religions and socioeconomic backgrounds in 18 counties, in and surrounding the greater metropolitan Kansas City area.
For more information about Girl Scouts of Mid-Continent Council, visit the Web site at www.girlscoutsmcc.org.