NORTH SALEM, N.Y.— The Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson (GSHH) is now seeking nominations for the 3rd Annual Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson Juliette Gordon Low Leadership Award.

This award will honor a young adult Girl Scout alumna who has demonstrated exceptional leadership in her professional or volunteer life. The honor will be presented at the GSHH annual Leadership Luncheon, scheduled for Thursday, March 16, 2017 at Brae Burn Country Club, Purchase, N.Y.

Nominations are now being accepted. The nominee should be a young woman between the ages of 21 and 35 who participated in Girl Scouting as a girl for at least three years and has distinguished herself as an exceptional leader in her chosen profession and/or current volunteer capacity in her community. The nominee needs to have held a leadership position for a minimum of one year either in a professional, community or volunteer role.

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 “We encourage everyone in our lower Hudson Valley communities to nominate a young woman for this honor,” said CEO Pamela I. Anderson. “We know our alumnae have taken their experiences from Girl Scouting and are doing amazing things.”  Anderson says the award celebrates a young woman who is a positive role model for the region.

 To nominate: contact Laura Zajkowski at lzajkowski@girlscoutshh.org or call (914) 747-3080 ext. 739.

The deadline for applications is Jan. 1.

About Juliette Gordon Low: 

Juliette Gordon Low (1860–1927) founded Girl Scouts of the USA, an organization that today serves millions of girl members and alumnae, and reflects the arc of her remarkable life. An ardent believer in the potential of all girls and the importance of fostering their individual growth, character, and self-sufficiency, Juliette is credited with establishing and nurturing a global movement that has changed the world.

About Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson

Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson serves approximately 30,000 girls and 13,000 adult members in Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester Counties. Working in partnership with a team of 4,500 committed adult volunteers, the Girl Scout Leadership Experience is available to girls through troops and interest groups, in neighborhood and community program facilities, in schools and as part of many after-school programs, and in juvenile detention centers. Girl Scouts provides opportunities and experiences as diverse as the girls we serve.

 For more information, please visit www.girlscoutshh.org.