Local Girl Scout earns Gold Award

posted Dec 31, 2013, 10:50 AM by Mark Rozek   [ updated Aug 14, 2014, 5:58 PM ]
Crew 276 President Earns Girl Scout Gold Award

ANDOVER — Katherine Lynne Rozek of Andover was among those honored with the Girl Scout Gold Award at a ceremony on Sunday, Dec. 29. Kathryn Livesey was also honored at the joint ceremony.

Katie's Gold Award project was reconditioning playground equipment at Hillside Park in Andover and bringing community awareness about playground safety. She posted her daily progress on her blog (http://katiegoldaward.blogspot.com/p/my-girl-scout-gold-award-project.html).
Special guests at the ceremony included Senator Steve Oroho, Freeholder Dennis J. Mudrick and Alejandro Martinez, Chief Operating Officer GSNNJ.

Katherine Lynne Rozek
Katie is currently a sophomore. She has been home schooled since 2006 and is active in many community organizations. She is an avid reader and enjoys music, acting, scouting, traveling, baking and animals. She currently sings in a coda choir and plays the violin, clarinet, piano and tenor sax.

Katie enjoys traveling with her family and has been to many national parks, Alaska, Aruba, Colonial Williamsburg, Italy, Greece, Niagara Falls, & Vancouver, BC. She participates in outdoor activities including rock climbing, zip lining, white water rafting and rappelling. Katie has donated her hair to Locks of Love on three occasions.

Girl Scout Gold Award History
“The five requirements for winning the Golden Eaglet are character, health, handicraft, happiness and service, and that others will expect to find in our Golden Eaglet a perfect specimen of girlhood: mentally, morally, and physically." — Juliette Gordon Low, the American Girl, November 1923.
Those who have earned the Golden Eaglet, the Curved Bar, the First Class pin or the Girl Scout Gold Award all reflect this image that the founder of the Girl Scout Movement envisioned as girls deserving of top honors.

Despite name changes and requirement revisions of Girl Scouting’s highest recognition, recipients of these awards have always epitomized the dedication, commitment, and perseverance gained through Girl Scouting.