La Cañada Flintridge is Girl Scouts country, and on Sunday the most recent class of accomplished young women took the stage at Lanterman Auditorium in acknowledgment of their accomplishments.
This year 29 young women received the Gold Award, a high honor equivalent to earning an Eagle Scouts badge in the Boy Scouts.
Christie Frandsen, mother of five Girl Scouts and leader of La Cañada Troop 3631, served as master of ceremonies. She said La Cañada is home to nearly 100 troops, about 1,000 Girl Scouts and more than 700 adult volunteers.
Over the years, she said, the local Scouting program has become more geared toward leadership and community service than programs elsewhere that concentrate on outdoors adventures and skills.
“Our girls in La Cañada are extremely busy, and their parents have been able to give them a lot of enrichment opportunities,” said Frandsen. “What they can’t give them are leadership opportunities.”