Mary Cain earns Girl Scouting’s Gold Award

Published 9:10 am Friday, July 2, 2021

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Mary Cain of Advance has earned her Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest obtainable.

The daughter of Jonathan and Susan Cain, she is a member of Girl Scout Troop 41172.

Her Gold Award project was constructing four sets of cornhole boards for Family Promise of Davie County. She wanted her project to encourage family building and fun activities that could be used during COVID and beyond. She also supplied the bean bags, rules, sign out system and tips for playing the game.

The Gold Award represents the highest achievement in Girl Scouting, and girls in grades 9-12 who demonstrate extraordinary leadership through sustainable and measurable “Take Action” projects. A minimum of 80 hours of planning and carrying out the project was required.

“Earning the designation is truly a remarkable achievement,” said Gayle Rose, chief operating officer for Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont. “It is the culmination of so many things, from a girl’s self-discipline and leadership abilities to time management and the creativity, initiative and mastery of skills it takes to complete these kinds of projects. Every girl who earns this prestigious award is making a difference not only in her community, but her own life as well. The skills gained through the Gold Award process are ones that will be used often in her future endeavors.”