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Avon Lake Freshman Earns Girl Scout Gold Award

Elisabeth Lendal Gold Award News Room

Avon Lake, OH- Avon Lake High School freshman Elisabeth Lendal received the Girl Scout Gold Award, according to a news release on Avon Lake City Schools Facebook page. The Girl Scouts of North East Ohio recently announced Elisabeth earned the highest award that a Girl Scout can receive. She is the first and youngest girl in Avon Lake to earn the prestigious honor, which is the equivalent of attaining the rank of Eagle Scout, the release said. For her Girl Scout Gold Award project, Spices & More!, Elisabeth focused on Community Resource Services and its clients, according to the release. Elisabeth started her project by collecting 1,185 spice bottles. She created a cookbook for Community Resource Services clients, using commonly donated food items and informing Community Resource Services donors of better food options to donate, the release said.

She also improved the Community Resource Services website with a “client page.” Additionaly, she got her French class to make 24 Soup-in-a-Jar packages to donate for Valentine’s Day to Community Resource Services clients, according to the release. Elisabeth then reached out to 50 food banks in Ohio, 50 more across the United States and 20 in Canada to offer her cookbook, the release said. So far, over 25 food banks across the nation will offer her cookbook to their clients, according to the release. Anyone who wants the cookbook can email

To earn the Girl Scout Gold Award, a Girl Scout Senior or Girl Scout Ambassador must design and carry out a project that fulfills a need in a girl’s community, creates change and is sustainable, the release said. The project must be completed with a suggested minimum of 80 hours of work. Only about 5 percent of eligible girls earn the prestigious Gold Award, according to the release.

(from Morning Journal)