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Senator Schumer Joins Girl Scouts to Spotlight Gold Award Centennial!

On Monday, May 2, four Girl Scouts from Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson joined Girl Scouts of the USA CEO Anna Maria Chávez and United States Senator Charles Schumer at Girl Scouts’ global headquarters in Manhattan to celebrate the centennial of the Girl Scouts’ highest award! Senator Schumer praised the Girl Scout Movement, calling the girls in the room “the future of our country, and the reason I have hope.” He also told the room how important the Girl Scout Gold Award truly is, and why everyone should know what it is and what it takes to earn one.

Anna Maria Chávez said: “The incredible young women with us today have worked on projects focusing on everything from inequality and injustice, to childhood poverty to issues affecting our seniors.”

She also thanked the Senator for his support of a United States Resolution currently before Congress, congratulating Girl Scouts on the 100th anniversary celebration of the Gold Award.

Each girl had an opportunity to meet the Senator, share her Gold Award project with him, and talk about the impact she’s having on her community and, by extension, the world. Senator had the chance to get an up-close look at the future of female leadership in America.

It was an exciting day for our girls, and for our Movement, as the centennial celebration of Girl Scouts’ highest award continues throughout the year!