Coronado Girl Scout Awards and “Sandy Downes Day”

On Wednesday May 9, Coronado Girl Scouts held their first ever Service Unit Awards Ceremony, which was organized by Senior Troop #5548. Awards were given to Girl Scouts for various merits including Top Cookie Sellers and Character awards.

Submitted photo

Sandy Downes was honored for her retirement after 25 years of service to Girl Scouts. She led Troop #1, the first troop formed west of the Rockies. At the ceremony, Sandy was awarded a City Coin from Coronado’s Mayor Richard Bailey and presented with a proclamation from the County of San Diego that May 9, 2018 would be declared “Sandy Downes Day.”

Thanks to Senior Troop #5548 which organized the ceremony. Submitted photo


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Originally from upstate New York, Dani Schwartz has lived in Coronado since 1996. She is thrilled to call Coronado home and raise her two children here. In her free time enjoys hitting the gym, reading, and walking her dog around the “island.”Have news to share? Send tips, story ideas or letters to the editor to: