Madeleine McGonigle, Darcy Miller, and Jasmine and Latrice Tripp recently received the Girl Scout Gold Award, Girl Scouts of the USA’s most prestigious national honor for girls. These four local Scouts were among the 122 high school students honored by Girls Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana at a special Girl Scout Gold Award ceremony at the Hilton Rosemont Hotel on June 11.
Madeleine McGonigle, Evanston Township High School 2010 who attends St. Olaf College, received her Girl Scout Gold Award after completing a complex series of requirements, including the implementation of a major community service project called “100 Ways to Green Up Your Life.
Darcy Miller, now a senior at ETHS, earned her Girl Scout Gold Award by creating and being entirely in charge of all aspects of the program called “Teen Performers” at Presbyterian Homes Westminster Place retirement community.
Jasmine and Latrice Tripp, members of Evanston Troop 40011, together created a project called “Caring for Young Mothers with Babies.” With the increase in teen pregnancies, the Tripp sisters developed a program to help teens. Latrice and Jasmine, Chicago residents, planned a series of meetings for young teen mothers and their children. Latrice is currently a student at Eastern Illinois University studying Education for Special Ed Students. Jasmine will be attending Moody Bible College in the fall.