Samantha Horowitz is a former Nassau County Girl Scout and former member of Troop 809. In 2017, she received a Gold Award from the Girl Scouts of Nassau County for creating a Youth Court at South Side High School in Rockville Center, New York.
She got involved in the club hoping to inform her peers about misdemeanor crimes and how they impact teenagers in her community. Through the club, a teen that commits a misdemeanor in the community has the option of going through a trial set up by fellow students, who act as a judge, attorney and jury. The student can receive a club-distributed punishment in exchange for the crime not appearing on his or her permanent record.