Suffield Girl Scout Earns Gold Award

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Anna Mervosh

Girl Scout Anna Mervosh has earned the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting.

The Girl Scout Gold Award requires Girl Scouts grades 9 through 12 to spend at least 80 hours researching issues, assessing community needs and resources, building a team, and making a sustainable impact in the community. A Gold Award Girl Scout’s accomplishments reflect leadership and citizenship skills that set her apart as a community leader. Nationally, only 6 percent of older Girl Scouts earn the Gold Award. Girl Scouts of Connecticut recently honored the 70 Gold Award Girl Scouts in Connecticut who have achieved this honor on Sunday, June 3.

Anna focused on promoting vegetarianism and healthy eating through a cooking class and displays at local events. At the class, participants learned how to prepare nutritious meals and received recipes that they could take home with them. Anna also created informational posters with facts about vegetarianism and the USDA’s MyPlate guidelines teaching the importance of eating right for themselves, animals, and the planet. She also posted the recipes on a class website with links to even more recipes. Anna hopes the participants will be inspired to eat healthier and share the information with their family and friends.

Anna plans to major in political science at Wellesley and wants to pursue a career in public service after college.

For more information about the Girl Scout Gold Award or how to become a Gold Award volunteer or mentor, please visit

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