Sarah Patterson of Worthington recently received the Girl Scout Gold Award for her work and service in the community.

Sarah Patterson of Worthington recently received the Girl Scout Gold Award for her work and service in the community.

The award is the highest given to Senior Girl Scouts.

As part of the requirements of the award, Patterson completed a service project, the "Broad Street Presbyterian Church Mural Project," where she painted three murals in the basement classrooms of the church and created a coloring book to be used in the classes that includes replicas of the murals she painted.

The Girl Scouts-Seal of Ohio Council has announced recent recipients of the Girl Scout Appreciation Pin for leadership in Girl Scouting. Among the honorees are Worthington area residents Paula Vasey, Sheri Piatt and Vicky Smith.

The Appreciation Pin is awarded to a registered Girl Scout who has provided service above and beyond expectation for a particular geographic area of the Girl Scout council.

Vasey received the Appreciation Pin for her role as training records coordinator in the Worthington area. Vasey is also a day camp business manager and the "unofficial" communication coordinator for Girl Scouts in the Worthington area.

Piatt leads one of the most active troops in her area as well as an inner city school day troop. She has also been a day camp unit leader and in charge of the junior late night program at camp. Lastly, Piatt has helped increase community awareness of Girl Scouting by orchestrating a memory quilt, made by several troops.

Under Smith's leadership as a camp director, several Girl Scout traditions have been reintroduced and a record number of teen counselors have worked at camp. Smith is also a troop leader, and her troop has hosted several events for other Girl Scouts in the area. Lastly, Smith has organized the fall sale and cookie sale program in her area and has taught leaders how to better support their troops in fundraising.