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Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan honors Ruby Lovasz with the most prestigious award in the world for girls: the Girl Scout Gold Award. Ruby, of Clio, is among 19 young women who have taken the initiative to bettering their communities through sustainable community change projects. The time and commitment they’ve dedicated towards these projects prove they’re true leaders and exceptional examples for all girls to look up to.
The Gold Award is Girl Scout’s highest honor and is presented to Girl Scouts who address a community issue or problem they are passionate about. They’re required to spend a minimum of 80 hours investigating the problem, creating a plan, and implementing it.
For her Gold Award Project, Ruby started a program that promotes intergenerational interaction within her community. After realizing that people of different ages in her community don’t have many opportunities to come together, she started a group that allows people of all ages to learn to crochet different products that could be useful to those in need. They crochet washcloths, walker bags, lap blankets, hats, and more, and everything they create is donated to local homeless shelters, hospitals, and nursing homes.
“Completing my Gold Award project taught me new time management and leadership skills. I learned more about how to conduct myself professionally, and that people are willing to help others and help make a difference as long as they have the opportunity. Change can be made with a positive mindset, hard work, determination, and teamwork.”
Ruby recently graduated as her class valedictorian from Clio High School. She is a member of Troop 13002.