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Local Girl Scouts to Receive Gold Awards May 21

May 18, 2006

“I am sincerely grateful for all the help and support I got during the process of my Gold Award. The donations I was able to collect from friends and family were instrumental in the success of my project. I would like to give a special thanks to my troop Advisor Susan Ratliff and to my parents. Thank you, again for all your support and advice,” she says.

Marie Gilbert

Marie had the wonderful opportunity to work with the Elizabeth House in Pasadena. The expectant mothers who live at the House receive support from the local community throughout one of the most challenging periods of their life. Marie had volunteered at the Elizabeth House on several prior occasions with her Girl Scout troop and was excited to continue working with them. For her project, Marie invited a member from the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), to give a presentation to further educate and inform the ladies on infant and child nutrition. At the seminar, all of the women were given special briefcases that included programs, handouts, and booklets on child nutrition. In addition they were given recipes for fun snacks and healthy foods that their young children could enjoy. Marie put together a care package for each mother, which included an apron and a recipe box, courtesy of The Paper Rabbit Montrose. Marie left behind a recipe binder for the Elizabeth House so that as the women come and go they can pass on their favorite recipes and give tips to the other new moms.

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Marie has been a Girl Scout for 13 years and appreciates all of the opportunities she has had because of it. In addition to Girl Scouts, Marie enjoys participating in ASB at La Cañada High School. She is currently Senior Class president and has served in ASB for the past three years. She has been in Green Club and French Club for three years, and is a member of the National Honors Society and California Scholarship Federation.

Marie would like to thank her leader, Mrs. Caswell, for making Girl Scouts exciting and for all her hard work, and of course her Mom and Dad.

Brittany Guitron

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