WHEREAS it is the intention of the Mayor and Council of Cherry Hill Township to focus attention on noteworthy occasions and individuals; and
WHEREAS tonight, we wish to recognize and honor Alexa Caputo, a member of Girl Scout Troop #30419, for completing the requirements to earn the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest and most prestigious award in Girl Scouts; and
WHEREAS Girl Scouts is an inclusive, all-female environment that creates a safe space where girls can try new things, develop a range of skills, take on leadership roles, and be themselves; and
WHEREAS annually, the Gold Award is awarded to less than 6% of Girl Scouts in grades 9-12 who have planned and executed significant Take Action projects in response to pressing community needs; and
WHEREAS young women who earn the Girl Scout Gold Award become leaders within their communities; their accomplishments reflect outstanding leadership and citizenship skills. Girls who pursue the Gold Award aspire to transform an idea and vision for change into an actionable plan with measurable, sustainable and far-reaching results; and
WHEREAS for Alexa’s Girl Scout Gold Award project, she spent 90 hours working on creating a permanent outdoor learning area for Kingston Elementary School. Alexa worked diligently to present her former elementary school with four tables made from recycled construction spools for their outdoor courtyard, so to help children have an alternative learning environment; and
WHEREAS the lessons learned and skills acquired while working towards the Girl Scout Gold Award rank help promising young women like Alexa to develop into leaders who will benefit our world for years to come; and
WHEREAS Alexa serves as an example to the youth of our community through her high level of personal achievement, leadership and community service and has made the Township of Cherry Hill very proud.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, CHUCK CAHN, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Mayor of the Township of Cherry Hill, County of Camden, State of New Jersey, do hereby, proclaim Wednesday, November 14, 2018, to be
Alexa Caputo Day
in the Township of Cherry Hill and do urge all citizens to join with me and Council in recognizing the hard work and commitment required to become an Girl Scout Gold Award recipient, and in congratulating Alex and her family on this tremendous achievement.