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Allie McCormick (Photo courtesy Girl Scouts of Nassau County)

Girl Scouts Of Nassau County Honors Jericho Resident Allie McCormick At Annual Legacy Brunch

Allie McCormick presented with the Impact Award for her contributions to Girl Scouts of Nassau County

Girl Scouts of Nassau County (GSNC) recently held its third annual Legacy Brunch on Friday, March 15 at The Heritage Club in Farmingdale. The event honored Allie McCormick among four other Girl Scout champions who are making an impact in their community. This event brought together generations of Girl Scouts and their supporters to celebrate the impact the organization has had over the last 112 years. All proceeds from the event are going toward ensuring all girls have the opportunity to fully experience Girl Scouts and continuing the legacy of building girls of courage, confidence, and character.
“112 years ago, Juliette Gordon Low started building her legacy for the girls of America when she started the first Girl Scout troop in Savannah, Georgia. It has since developed into a leadership experience that builds courage, confidence, and character, and blazes trails and redefines what’s possible for girls everywhere,” said Rande Bynum, the CEO of Girl Scouts of Nassau County. “Girl Scout Volunteers like Allie McCormick are making a lasting impact and helping shape the future of Girl Scouts for the next generation of girls through their service and dedication to Girl Scouts of Nassau County. The Legacy Brunch honors those individuals who believe in the Girl Scout mission and are going above and beyond to impact their communities.”
The Impact Award recognizes emerging leaders under 40 who are currently giving back and making contributions to the Girl Scout mission and the larger Nassau County community. These emerging leaders represent the future of leadership in Nassau County.
A Girl Scout of 12 years, Allie McCormick has earned the Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards from Girl Scouts and established her legacy within the organization. She has served on the Girl Scouts of Nassau County Board, the Girl Leadership Committee and served as a national delegate representing Girl Scouts of Nassau County at the 2023 Girl Scout National Council Session, providing the girl perspective on DEI issues within the organization as only youth member of the DEI resource team for Girl Scouts of the USA. She currently studies at Washington College, pursuing a degree in both music and psychology, with aspirations to earn her master’s and doctorate in music therapy,
The Legacy Award was presented to Dr. Sandra Lindsay, of Port Washington, Vice President of Public Health Advocacy at Northwell Health. Dr. Lindsay was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2022, which is the highest honor given to a U.S. citizen by the President of the United States. Also, three additional Impact Awards were presented to Gabrielle Fidis, of West Hempstead, Creative Arts Therapist at Bellevue Hospital, Girl Scout Lifetime Member and National Delegate; Katherine Sun, of Great Neck, Girl Scout Alum, National Delegate, and past member of the Girl Scout Girl Leadership Committee; and LaTonja Lee, of Rockville Center, dedicated member of the New York State Athletic Trainers Association DEI committee, Girl Scout Lifetime Member and Gold Award Girl Scout.
The Legacy Award is for change-makers in Nassau County who give back to the community by elevating and supporting the Girl Scout mission through their career or volunteer work. They are true leaders working to pave the way for a positive future for Girl Scouts and their families.
For more than a century, Girl Scouts has championed changemakers—helping girls develop leadership skills to make a tangible, positive difference in the community. Throughout the event, guests learned more about some of the most enriching traditions and programs available to all Girl Scouts. Attendees learned about the life-changing experience of spending time at Camp Blue Bay, the passion and vision it takes to carry out one of the Highest Award Projects Girl Scouts can earn and join in a few other Girl Scout traditions.
—Submitted by Girl Scouts of Nassau County

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