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Lexington, Ky – Join us as we honor Girl Scouts from 66 counties in Kentucky and one county in Ohio as they earn the highest awards for their age division. In 2012, the Girl Scouts 100th Anniversary year, Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road will present 274 awards to Girl Scouts that have completed the Gold (44), Silver (92) and Bronze (138) Service projects.

Girl Scouts like Stephanie George of Fayette County work hard for several months to complete these projects. In the fall of 2011 for her Gold Award, Stephanie created a unique cancer awareness campaign entitled “And if You Think THAT Was Scary...”. Stephanie created a haunted hallway tour to increase public awareness of types of cancer and cancer screenings, treatments and resources. Stephanie was inspired to create this campaign after her own diagnosis with ovarian cancer when she was fifteen. Working with volunteers from her Girl Scout troop, her high school friends, the American Cancer Society, Bluegrass Ovarian Awareness Support Group and the Make-a-Wish Foundation, Stephanie was able to highlight the various forms of cancer and resources available. This is only one of the great projects completed by the Girl Scouts.

The keynote speaker for the event is Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky’s 76th Secretary of State and only current female Constitutional Officer.

Secretary Grimes has a lifelong commitment to public service and, in particular, protecting the right to vote. She grew up canvassing Kentucky’s precincts and counties to make sure all citizens had access to vote on Election Day.

This event is one of many that will honor the Girl Scouts 100th Anniversary this Spring. Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road serves more than 17,000 girls and 4,000 adult volunteers in 66 counties in central, eastern and northern Kentucky and one county in Ohio. The Wilderness Road Council serves girls from diverse racial, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds and is dedicated to bringing the must have experience to every community. Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road builds girls of courage, confidence and character by providing opportunities in health, education, leadership and adventure.

For further information contact:
Susan Douglas
Fund Development Manager, Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road, 859-293-2621 x232, sdouglas@gswrc.org

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