Girl Scouts beaming with gold pride

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — Forty-four Girl Scouts have a lot to be proud of.

On Sunday, during a special ceremony held at the University of Dayton’s Kennedy Union Ballroom, 44 girls, including 11 from the Dayton area received Gold Awards.

The Gold Award is the highest honor for a Girl Scout.

Colonel Cassie Barlow, commander of the 88th Air Base Wing, was the keynote speaker at the event.

Ann MacDonald of Girl Scouts of Western Ohio spoke on the many advantages of the Gold Award.

“If you are going into the military after you graduate from high school, you join at a higher rank than you would, and the other thing is that many colleges have scholarships,” said MacDonald.

Approximately only six percent of Girl Scouts nationwide earn the Gold Award. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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