Girl Scouts awards luncheon Saturday

Upper Peninsula girls and volunteers who work with them are being recognized Saturday for their dedication to scouting.

The Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes are holding their annual Northeast Region awards and recognition luncheon.

Girls will receive college scholarships and various awards based on age.

Girl Scouts community development manager Jill Rady says girls have to demonstrate expertise in “teamwork and leadership in order to be able to earn their highest awards. Girls as young as grades four and five can earn the Bronze Award, in middle school they earn the Silver Award and in high school they can earn their Gold Award.”

Chocolay Township resident Frida Waara will be the keynote speaker.

In 2010, she spent more than a month in Antarctica to shoot a documentary film.

She’s expected to talk about that experience, about leadership and about adventure.

“What we do in Girl Scouting is we discover, we connect and we take action, and those are the keys to leadership,” Rady said.

The luncheon takes place inside NMU’s University Center tomorrow from noon until 2 p.m.

Tickets are $15 per person.