On Sun., Jan. 8, Girl Scouts from Morristown gathered at Alfred Vail Elementary School for the Rededication and Investiture ceremony to welcome approximately 100 new Girl Scouts, as well as honor the recipients of the Girl Scout Bronze, Silver, and Gold awards. This ceremony is one of the biggest of the year for the Morristown Girl Scouts. The ceremony included a rally to the start of the cookie season on Jan. 14.
The cookie season this year is going to be a big one as it is the 100th anniversary of Girl Scout cookie sales. To celebrate this anniversary, a new cookie was created. The Girl Scout S’more is a specialty cookie, much like the Gluten-free Toffee-tastic, which incorporates a classic camping treat with a century-old tradition. The Girl Scouts have another reason to celebrate this cookie season as Tagalongs, one of the most popular cookies, is turning 40 this year.
The ceremony also celebrated the girls receiving a leadership and community service award. Bronze award recipients are Micaela Cassidy and Angelissa Gutierrez for their project that helped to build dog agility equipment for the 11th Hour Rescue organization. Silver award recipients Maggie Waldron presented her project to raise awareness about the dangers of cyberbullying. Two Morristown Girl Scouts, Gillian Goldberg and Cara Minor earned the highest Girl Scout award – the Gold award. Goldberg created an English as Second Language (ESL) library at Normandy Park Elementary School, and Minor led a woodland restoration project.
In a statement from the Morristown Area Service Unit Manager, Kay Lang, “Hopefully these awards will inspire the new Morristown area Girl Scouts to shoot for the stars in their Girl Scouting adventure.”