Four Buckhead girls are among 81 members of the Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta who recently earned the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest honor in Girl Scouting.

The process to earn the Girl Scout Gold Award, equivalent to Boy Scouts’ Eagle Award, takes three to four years. A girl must complete components that help her build skills in leadership, communication, time management, presentation, delegation, interpersonal relationships, responsibility and commitment. She should demonstrate the ability to set short- and long-term goals while developing her potential and values.

The effort culminates in a service project that must take at least 65 hours and make a significant difference in the community. The Girl Scout should demonstrate the skills she gained in Scouting to design, plan, implement and evaluate the project.

Among the Buckhead recipients, Beau Clark, the daughter of Ann Salo and Phillip Clark Sr., set up an art supply drive and created an art class curriculum for various organizations serving youths around Atlanta. Mandy Eidson, the daughter of Melinda and William Eidson Jr., held a dinner at which she collected more than 541 pounds of food to donate to the Atlanta Community Food Bank. Ginny Fahs, the daughter of Katie and Reade Fahs, created an introductory Spanish course for students in inner-city Atlanta whose schools cannot afford a foreign language program. Kathryn Kryder, the daughter of Joyce and Stan Kryder, held a clothing drive for the Midtown Assistance Center.