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Girl Scouts of Nassau County Celebrated Black History Month by Honoring Local Trailblazers


Five Women Receive GSNC’s Trailblazer Trefoil in Recognition of Their Positive Impact on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Garden City, NY (March 9, 2020) – Girl Scouts of Nassau County (GSNC) recently celebrated Black History Month by awarding the GSNC Trailblazer Trefoil to five distinguished women. The Trailblazer Trefoil is awarded to an individual, organization or business who have identified and implemented innovative changes that positively impacted Girl Scouts and/or the community in diversity, equity and inclusion.

Among the recipients were Carol Ransom of Hempstead; Cynthia Gamble of Uniondale; Andrea Elder-Howell of Freeport; Betty Monroe of Freeport; and Karol Greaves of Elmont. As part of GSNC’s diversity, equity, and inclusion (EQI) efforts, GSNC will be awarding 30 Trailblazer Trefoil Awards in 2020. The next awards will be presented during Women’s History Month in March 2020.

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L-R: Carol Ransom, Cynthia Gamble, Rande Bynum, Andrea Elder-Howell, Betty Monroe and Karol Greaves pose together at the Girl Scouts of Nassau County’s headquarters in Garden City, N.Y. During the event, Rande Bynum, CEO of Girl Scouts of Nassau County, awarded the five women with the Trailblazer Trefoil for their positive impact on the Girl Scouts and/or the community in diversity, equity and inclusion.

We’re the Girl Scouts of Nassau County: We’re 21, 000 strong – more than 16,000 girls and 5,000 adults who believe in the power of every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ from Nassau County to change the world. Our extraordinary journey began more than 100 years ago with the original G.I.R.L., Juliette Gordon “Daisy” Low. On March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Georgia, she organized the very first Girl Scout Troop, and every year since, we’ve honored her vision and legacy, building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. We’re the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. And with programs in Nassau County, across Long Island and throughout the United States and across the globe, Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success.