Hometown: Girl Scout Wins Award

May 30th, 2012 by Desiree Parker



Girl Scout April Cross won the Girl Scout GOld Award.

Girl Scout April Cross of local Troop 1119 has earned the Girl Scout Gold Award for her community project “My Big Fat Sweet Bake Sale and Children’s Cancer Awareness Fair.”

Girl Scouts who receive the Gold Award, Girl Scouting’s highest achievement, are required to earn a minimum of 65 community service hours dedicated to a community service project. April is the daughter of Tim and Cathy Cross, and is a senior at Bruton High School.

April said she wants to help bring awareness to those directly and indirectly affected by cancer because so many cancer patients do not realize they are ill until it is too late. She raised $1500 through the project to buy toys, blankets and comfort items for children suffering from cancer in hospitals.

April is a Girl Scouts Cadette Silver Award recipient. She said this project helped her build self-confidence because she took on a lot of responsibility in completing it. “I was forced to be a leader and even though it was uncomfortable at first, it ended up being a great experience for me,” April said.

She also said she is proud of what has been accomplished to help the community and children with cancer.


7 Responses to Hometown: Girl Scout Wins Award

  1. pointe of view

    May 30, 2012 at 10:45 am

    ” Congratulations ” Well done !

  2. Girl Scout Mom

    May 30, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    Congratulations. Great job.

  3. Aunt kathy

    May 31, 2012 at 1:39 am

    congratulations April! Good job!

  4. Cathy Tavarozzo

    May 31, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    April, watching you work through your gold award project confirmed what we already knew. You are a wonderful young lady and a blessing for all who have the good fortune to know you. Stunning effort….Cathy and Susan

  5. Carol

    June 3, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    Congratulations! That is a major accomplishment–you should be very proud of yourself. We know your gifts will mean a lot to these children who are going through a terrible time. What a wonderful thing to do for others!

    Carol, Chesley, and Madison

  6. Uncle Donkey

    June 3, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    What an amazing thing to do! It’s the deed, the project, that your Aunt D. and I are most impressed by… the award is nice too! Very proud of you!

  7. Crystal

    June 4, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    Congratulations- girl scouts ROCK! building young women of strength and character 🙂

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