Graduating Ambassador Girl Scout from Rockland receives Future Leaders Scholarship Award

Wed, 05/24/2023 - 1:15pm

ROCKLAND — Winter Adams, a graduating Ambassador Girl Scout from Rockland, has received a Gold Level Girl Scouts of Maine (GSME) Joanne Crepeau Future Leaders Scholarship award for her exemplary efforts within the organization and demonstrated leadership skills.

Established in 2018, the Joanne Crepeau Future Leaders Scholarship has awarded $97,000 to 59 Girl Scouts in Maine, to date. Scholarship recipients were chosen based on their answers to three questions during the application process:

-How has Girl Scouts made a difference in your life?
-What do you see as the biggest challenge facing girls and women today?
-In 5 years, how do you see yourself addressing this challenge?

“Girl Scouts has made many differences in my life. With the help of Girl Scouts, I have been able to speak in front of crowds, lead girls in activities at both Knox and Maine events, join my local school board, and so much more,” says Adams, in a Girl Scouts of Maine news release.

One of the biggest challenges that Winter observes women and girls facing in modern-day society is a loss of freedom of choice. After graduating from the University of Maine at Farmington where she plans to study secondary education, Adams hopes to become a teacher and raise awareness about free choice in an effort to create a safe environment for her future students.

Adams was presented with her Gold Level scholarship award on May 13, at the 2023 GSME Annual Celebration held at the Messalonskee Performing Arts Center in Oakland.

To learn more about the Joanne Crepeau Future Leaders Scholarship, visit



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