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Most Girls Spend Their Whole Life Looking Up to Role Models, Some Girls Become One

Girl Scouting gives girls the opportunity to explore their passions, attempt extraordinary feats, interact with their peers, and become fuller members of their communities. Girl Scouting gives girls the freedom, the confidence, and the life skills they need to become leaders, innovators, and role models.

Girls become strong, courageous, and accomplished women who show us daily that anything is possible.  Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson prides itself on finding, celebrating, and making sure these outstanding young ladies get the recognition they deserve as they become the role models, leaders, and heroes of the modern world.


Emily Yankowitz, Troop 2673
A Girl Scout Ambassador from the Scarsdale Service Unit and one of two girl members of Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson’s board of directors, Emily was one of a select group of Girl Scouts nationwide who recently received the Congressional Award Gold Medal which recognizes young people, ages 14-23, who set and achieve well-rounded goals for themselves. For example, as part of her Girl Scout Gold Award project, Emily collected over 10,000 books which she distributed to local community agencies, as well as overseas in Ghana. A poet and writer whose work has appeared in publications nationwide, Emily has won numerous writing awards and was one of two Scarsdale High School juniors to win The National Council of Teachers of English's 2012 National Achievement Award in Writing. To keep physically fit, Emily has been concentrating on spinning, an activity involving intensive workouts on an exercise bike. Another of her interests is in making American history come alive by exploring significant sites such as Civil War battlefields.

You can read the full article on the Congressional Award Gold Medal right here.

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Lauren Allen, Troop 543:
Along with fellow troop members Angelina and Janaye, Lauren worked with middle school girls to encourage active lifestyles and healthy eating. In her own words, “I taught the girls the basics of volleyball: bump, set, and serve, and the basics of softball: proper way to throw and catch, and also correct reactions in a game. I taught them a fun and easy dance that they could then go on and teach to their friends if they want to. Also I taught them proper eating habits prior to a sport or an activity.” Lauren then went on to bring her project to a truly global level by working with Play it Again Sports to send  softball, volleyball, and dance equipment,  along with instructions on how to play or do the sport /activity correctly to Africa.


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