BALTIMORE (WJZ) – Six local Girl Scouts traveled to Washington D.C. to be a part of the White House Champions of Change event on Tuesday in honor of being Gold Award recipients.

The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest award a Girl Scout can earn, and nationally, only 6 percent of eligible Girl Scouts successfully earn it.

It’s given after a sustainable community service project has been completed, and the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland has pinned nearly 1,500 girls with this award.