Girl Scouts Centennial Silver Dollar unveiled

February 28, 2013 8:20:23 PM PST
A Bay Area Girl Scout made a special trip to the nation's capital, not to sell Thin Mints, but to pitch silver dollars.

Pleasanton Girl Scout Sricharana Muppidi and Marina Park, CEO of Girl Scouts of Northern California, participated in a leadership breakfast Thursday with members of Congress, U.S. Treasurer Rosie Rios, and 16 other Girl Scout Gold Awardees. The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest achievement girls can receive in Girl Scouting.

The two were also there for the unveiling of the new U.S. Mint Girl Scouts of the USA Centennial Silver Dollar, which represents the first time the Girl Scouts have had an official coin.

Sri was invited to the celebration because she's been named one of 10 National Women of Distinction by the Girl Scouts of America. These young leaders are chosen based on the project they complete to earn their Gold Award.

The coin will sell for $56. Of that, $10 will go to the Girl Scouts.


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