Daniela Camilleri, Amy Lyden and Genna McGrath of Canyon Crest Academy were presented at Irwin M. Jacobs Qualcomm Hall with the Girl Scouts of the USA’s highest honor – each for their own individual service. The Gold Award is bestowed upon only 5.4 percent of Girl Scouts around the nation after a 2–3 year process of community service takes place.

Members of Troop 1459, Genna (a Girl Scout for 11 years) and Daniela (a Girl Scout for 12 years) chose very different routes to get to Gold Award status. Genna taught a dance class at the Autism Tree Project Foundation in San Diego and labeled her endeavor “Dance for Autism.” Daniela founded a safety program called “U Can B D Change” for middle school aged students that teaches them the dangers of future drivers and family texting while driving. 

Recent graduate Amy is a member of Troop 1398 and received her award after helping a first grade class at Ashley Falls Elementary tend to the school’s wild garden and spruce it up with native plant life.

For more information on the Girls Scouts of the USA visit www.sdgirlscouts.org.