<h2>One local Girl Scout has received the highest honor that a Girl Scout Cadette can achieve: The Silver Award. Tonya Martin of White Sulphur Springs was among a select few scouts who earned this prestigious honor.<\/h2>\r\nThe Girl Scout Silver Award, the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette can earn, gives girls the chance to show that they are a leader who is organized, determined and dedicated to improving their community. Earning the award puts them among an exceptional group of girls who have used their knowledge and leadership skills to make a difference in the world.\r\n\r\nBefore earning the Girl Scout Silver Award, the scout is responsible for learning information regarding issues she is passionate about. She then implemented a plan of action to make a difference in her community.\r\n\r\n\u201cEarning the Girl Scout Silver Award is a wonderful accomplishment. These Girl Scouts are recipients of this award because of their dedication to and passion for making the world a better place,\u201d said Beth Casey, Chief Executive Officer for the Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council.\r\n\r\nGirl Scouts is the preeminent leadership organization for girls, with 2.7 million girl and adult members worldwide. Working in partnership with nearly 2,500 volunteers, Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council serves nearly 8,000 girls in 61 counties in West Virginia, Ohio, Virginia and Maryland. Girl Scouts builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. To join, volunteer, reconnect, or support, visit www.bdgsc.org or call1-800-756-7616.