Local Girl Scouts earn Presidential Volunteer Service Award

Madison Cameron, Chandler Tucker, Amani Wilson, and Councilwoman Ceretta Smith
Madison Cameron, Chandler Tucker, Amani Wilson, and Councilwoman Ceretta Smith(Contributed)
Published: Jan. 25, 2023 at 12:59 PM EST
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GROVETOWN, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - Three local Girl Scouts have been awarded the Presidential Volunteer Service Award for their dedication to helping others.

Grovetown Councilwoman Ceretta Smith presented the medals to the girls Monday, but they’ll also be invited to a City Council meeting .

Amani Wilson, Madison Cameron and Chandler Tucker want people to know that they’re more than cookie saleswomen; they love to give back to the community.

Wilson, a sixth-grader at Evans Middle School, earned the gold award in 2022 for 110 service hours and the silver award for 72 hours in 2021.

“It feels good to do something for others,” she said. “My favorite services were volunteering at the Augusta Comic-Con, cheering on the bike riders during the Paceline for cancer research event because my twin brother is a cancer survivor.”

Wilson is the oldest of the three girls and is a Cadette Girl Scout.

“I want people to know that Girl Scouts are go-getters, innovators, risk-takers and leaders,” she said. “Girl Scouts are more than just cookies.”

Cameron, a fifth-grader from Cedar Ridge Elementary, earned the gold award in 2022 for 80 service hours and silver in 2021 for 60 hours.

Her favorite service was handing out food and personal hygiene items for those in need at the Grovetown Macedonia Church.

Tucker, a third-grader from Lewiston Elementary, was awarded for 26 service hours.

“The community cleanup in Warrenton, and taking full meals to the Ronald McDonald House in Augusta were my top things to do,” she said. “I want people to know that we, Girl Scout Juliettes, work together; this is what makes being a Girl Scout enjoyable.”

Juliette Girl Scouts are registered girl members, in grades K-12, who are busy, independent, self-confident girls and who want to be a part of something bigger.

Juliette scouts work on programs with the guidance of a mentor, if there are not any available troops in the area.