Congratulations to Gold Award Girl Scout Miranda Spindt on being recognized as the 2018 Young Woman of Tomorrow by the Women and Girls Fund of Waukesha County!
Miranda is an inspiration. As a Girl Scout, she uses her talents to “help people at all times” and “make the world a better place.” She achieved her Girl Scout Bronze Award (2011) by working with her troop to build raccoon boxes and run a supply drive for the Wildlife in Need Center in Oconomowoc. She earned her Silver Award (2014) by using creative problem solving to respond to a community issue for an adult day care center, The Caring Place in Waukesha. She then went on to earn the highest achievement a girl can earn in Girl Scouting, the Gold Award (2016). The Girl Scout Gold Award symbolizes outstanding accomplishments in leadership development, project planning, and advocating for others. For her project, Miranda travelled to Paita, Peru to address their need for safe drinking water. She assembled and distributed fifty gravity-fed purification filters and taught Peruvian families how to use and maintain the systems, and developed a bilingual brochure to help them recognize symptoms of waterborne illnesses common to the area.
Miranda is a passionate and confident leader. In 2017, she was named the Young Woman of Distinction for Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast. This honor is given to a Gold Award Girl Scout who transforms her idea and vision for change into an actionable plan with measurable, sustainable, and far-reaching impact at the local, national, and/or global level. Miranda was also awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Honor from the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program. This award recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country. She has volunteered as a camp counselor serving as a role model to younger girls, and has been an active participant of the Girl Scout Leadership Network which advises GSWISE’s CEO on issues facing teen Girl Scouts.
View her Girl Scout Gold Award video