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Yorktown Girl Scouts Earn Highest Award

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Since being founded 100 years ago, Girl Scouts of America has strived to build young women with courage, confidence and character to help make the world a better place.

Nearly 200 of those young women were recognized last Saturday at the Westchester County Center with the Centennial Gold Award, the highest award girls can earn in scouting.

Among them were more than a dozen recipients from Yorktown, who were also given a congratulatory certificate from council member Vishnu Patel, representing the town board.

"It was quite an honor representing the town board. It was so beautifully done. It was mesmerizing," Patel said.

Patel said the Girl Scouts from Yorktown would be invited soon to a town board meeting to lead the Pledge of Allegiance.

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