State Rep. Gretchen Driskell and Mayor Brian Marl honored Gold Award winning Girl Scouts Allison Collins and Alexis Green at Monday’s city council meeting.
The Gold Award, often described as the Girl Scouts’ equivalent of the Eagle Scout rank, is the highest award in Girl Scouting. To earn her award, Collins raised over $2,000 to put a new American flag in every Saline Area Schools classroom. Green build raised garden beds at Evangelical Homes, making it easier for residents to garden.
Driskell outlined the projects and thanked both Girl Scouts for their work.
“We really want to recognize you for your community service. It’s really what makes Saline such a great place to live,” Driskell told the scouts, both of whom being studies at the University of Michigan this year.
Driskell presented the scouts with a tribute signed by Rep. Driskell, Sen. Randy Richardville, and Gov. Rick Snyder.
Mayor Marl presented the scouts with letters of recognition from the City of Saline.
“I hope your patriotism and service to this country is an inspiration to others,” Marl told Collins.
They mayor had words of appreciation for Green, as well.
“I’ve had relatives who have lived at Evangelical Homes, so your efforts to approve the facility are greatly appreciated,” Marl told Green.
Marl wished them well in their future endeavors.
Green is the daughter of Patricia and Jeffrey Green. Collins is the daughter of Judy and Michael Collins.