Six Cranford Girl Scouts Receive Highest Honor

Gold Awardees: (L-R) Sarah Cassidy, Bonnie Caldwell,  Jillian Walter, Jennifer Schneider, Rebecca Durant and Sabrina Huwang.  Credits: Cranford Girl Scouts

CRANFORD, NJ -  The Girl Scouts of Cranford recently held a ceremony to honor a group of scouts who have achieved the ultimate recognition in the scouting community due to their commitment to service and a desire to make a difference in the community.

Six young women from Cranford received the Girl Scout Gold Award, which represents the highest achievement in Girl Scouting. These girls are Bonnie Caldwell, Sarah Cassidy, Rebecca Durant, Sabrina Huwang, Jennifer Schneider and Jillian Walter.

What's Cookin' Cranford sat down with three of these award winners to discuss their projects in detail, view here:

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The girls discussed the criteria and work completed in order to complete their projects, learn more here:
 

Congratulations to all of the girls on this wonderful achievement.

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