On Saturday, March 22, 2014, GSMH was pleased to honor two Girl Scouts who have exemplified the Girl Scout Promise and Law in their recent actions.
Girl Scout Cadette Hannah received the Girl Scout Medal of Honor. This national Girl Scout Award is given to a Girl Scout who has saved someone’s life.
When Hannah was eleven years old she and her father, Michael, were in a remote area and involved in a truck roll-over. It was such a remote area that only one car went by within the two hours after the accident. This brave Girl Scout climbed out of the vehicle, found the cellphone – which was thrown from the vehicle, and called for help.
She remained calm, flagged down that one passing vehicle – whose driver put on a tourniquet. It was 45 minutes before the helicopter arrived. The doctor informed the family afterwards that Michael had lost so much blood, he was only minutes away from not being with us anymore. “I am alive today because of Hannah. If she had panicked, I would not be here,” said Michael.
Olivia is a Girl Scout Ambassador who in thirteen years as a Girl Scout has never missed a meeting. Olivia was the recipient of two special awards, the Certificate of Excellence from the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards and The President’s Volunteer Service Award.
The Certificate of Excellence signifies that Olivia was in the top 10 of all applications from the state of Missouri for the Prudential Spirit of Community Award. The President’s Volunteer Service Award is a national award that recognizes Americans of all ages who volunteer significant amounts of time to serve their community. This year, Olivia has volunteered over 650 community service hours to Girl Scouting and other organizations… and over the past four years, she has given over 2,000 hours.