Casey Mangini Earns Girl Scout Gold Award

Casey Mangini

The Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida held its annual Gold Award Ceremony honoring the 2018 class of Gold Award Girl Scouts on May 12. Among the 19 scouts presented with their Gold Award this year was Wellington resident Casey Mangini of Troop 20100.

Mangini’s Gold Award Project is titled “Cubbies for Cancer,” which addressed a safety concern for visitors of the Kids Cancer Foundation in Royal Palm Beach. When visiting the space, Mangini identified a potentially dangerous situation in regard to the center’s storage of toys and games. Accidents often occur when children climb fixtures to gain access to out-of-reach items. Mangini knew that she could build a safer option. She and her team designed, built and installed custom storage options in the space in order to keep it free of clutter and safe from falling.

The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest award a Girl Scout in grades 9 through 12 can earn. It is accomplished by completing a service project with a minimum of 80 logged hours. The project must fulfill a need in the community, create change and be sustainable with long-term possibilities. Gold Award Projects demand the highest level of organizational, leadership and project management skills. The level of commitment to complete a Gold Award project is so great that less than 6 percent of all Girl Scouts earn this most prestigious award.