Thursday, April 20, 2017

Scout of the Year 2017

Girl Scout Senior Michaella from Virginia Beach was selected as the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) General MacArthur Memorial Post 392 Scout of the Year for 2017.

Michaella has been a Girl Scout for 11 years and is an active member of Troop 475. Last year, she earned the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest honor in Girl Scouting, for her project about community pride that included building two lending libraries and leading a neighborhood effort to paint a mural in Baylake Pines. During the past year as a Girl Scout, Michaella has also volunteered at the Judeo-Christian Outreach Center, marched in the Veteran’s Day parade and served as a role model and mentor for the members of Girl Scout Troop 13. The members of Troop 13 are now middle schoolers, and Michaella has volunteered with the troop since the girls started Girl Scouts as kindergartners and first graders.

In addition to her success as a Girl Scout, Michaella is active in her school and as a volunteer. She is an honor roll student, a member of the Student Council Association, part of the Art Honor Society and plays on her school’s lacrosse team. She has earned the Gold Level of the Presidential Volunteer Service Award, which requires at least 100 hours of community service, by working with organizations including St. Mary’s Home, Lynnhaven River Now and Club Sandwich, an afterschool program for disadvantaged youth.

Michaella was recognized by VFW Post 392 as Scout of the Year at a meeting on April 5.

The VFW Scout of the Year program is open to youth who have earned the highest honor and achievement in their organization, including the Girl Scout Gold Award, who display standout citizenship, patriotism and love of country.