Betz presented Gold Award

Adrienne Betz, a senior at Northeast Dubois, was presented Girl Scouting’s highest award, the Gold Award, on May 9 at the highest award ceremony in Ferdinand. She is in Troop 243 led by Kim Mehringer of Ireland. She is the daughter of Michael and Christine Betz of Celestine.

The Girl Scout Gold Award is the most prestigious award that Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors can earn. Her Gold Award project was to improve and extend the Celestine Park building with an outdoor shelterhouse. The project included the raising of over $9,700 in funds with a barbecued chicken and pork chop dinner, soup and bake sale, and donations from individuals and businesses. Betz organized, coordinated and managed a volunteer workforce.

Betz is the third member of her immediate family to earn the highest rank in scouting. Her sister, Lauren, raised over $10,000 to erect the Celestine Park playground equipment for her Gold Award. Her brother, Patrick, earned his Eagle Scout Award by raising over $8,000 to erect the Celestine Church Cemetery Directory. She also earned the Silver Award and Bronze Award in her 10 years of Scouting.

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