CRANFORD, NJ – Four members of the Cranford Girls Scouts recently received their Gold Award, the organization’s most prestigious honor. Claire Drewniak, Candice Durant, Kacey Waleski and Caroline Eimer.

All four were honored at a recent Cranford Township Committee meeting. Drewniak and Eimer were on hand to be recognized.

Drewniak put 100 hours into her projects to earn the highest award. She wanted to help where she was a volunteer, Children’s Specialized Hospital. Drewnaik provide the patients with a specialized therapeutic tool, sensory bands used to stimulate the senses of touch, sight and smell, to help them learn to read childrens literature.

“It took a lot of work, but I am very proud to be here, thank-you to everyone who helped me get here,” said Drewniak about her award.

For her project, Eimer used art therapy as a way to deal with everyday stress, anxiety, illness or social or physical issue. “Art therapy is a form of therapy that can be used to help.”

Eimer held events at the community center on two different days. She taught fourth through sixth graders about coloring, painting and acting. She also designed a website, started a social media acct and made brochures for parents to teach about this holistic healing method.

“Art therapy is a form of therapy that can be used to help,” said Eimer.

The Girl Scout Silver Award recipients  were also recognized: Jenna Besnecker, Jayna Mallon, Ellie Rokicki, Charlotte Willis, Lauren Elizabeth Brown, Caroline Pascal, Kayla Michele Haywood, Desirée Noelle Santos, Grace Caldwell, Kaitlyn Herreid, Claire Shubeck, Lindsay Aschmies and Lauren Manning.