Ambassador Girl Scout Janel Cuevas recently presented her Gold Award Project at both the Rancho Bernardo Library and the Carmel Mountain Ranch Library. The project involves workshops led by Janel informing young adults about early detection and prevention for breast cancer, in partnership with Susan G. Komen for the Cure San Diego. The workshops were free and open to the public to encourage participation from individuals who might not otherwise get this information. Early detection is very important to breast cancer survival rates, and younger individuals are less likely to seek screening than older individuals. The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest honor a Girl Scout can earn, and represents an opportunity to make a lasting impact on the community – as well as months of planning and preparation. Projects are evaluated on their effectiveness, long-term impact, and the leadership involved. For more information about Janel’s project contact her at