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Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors go for Gold and Change the World

A Girl Scout receives her Gold Award.

It's the highest award a Girl Scout can receive. The Girl Scout Gold Award is presented only to those high achievers who demonstrate their ability to take on, and successfully complete, a project that can truly change the world.

As we celebrate the centennial anniversary of the Gold Award, we honor and recognize a century of girls who have created meaningful, sustainable change in their communities and around the globe.

Gold Award recipients have improved the lives of millions of people around the world. Their achievements range from rallying a community to clean a local waterway, to introducing young girls to STEM, to creating a program to teach swimming to underserved youth, to starting a shoe drive to help people in India go to school and work, among many others.

Here are a few more examples of how Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors go for the Gold.

Just this year, Allesandra of Girl Scouts of Colorado started Project Generation Connection. It’s a way to provide the elderly in nursing homes with the opportunity to connect with family members and friends—across town or across the country—using videoconferencing (with assistance from volunteers, if needed). What a heartwarming project!   

Erica, of Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta, spent her senior year of high school putting together the Suit Up! Project designed to give homeless youth the skills, tools, clothing, and confidence to plan for their futures and market themselves in the job industry. Way to go!

As a mentor, Sarah from Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts, helped other students develop social and communication skills while also promoting their academic success. That led to her Gold Award project, Education and Application for Peer Mentors, which helps mentors better understand and help students with disabilities. Inspiring!

The Gold Award is truly something special and so are the girls and young women who earn it. Learn more about going Gold!