Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors go for Gold and Change the World
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.
Gold Award Girl Scouts have improved the lives of millions of people
around the world. Their achievements range from rallying a community
to clean a local waterway, introducing young girls to STEM,
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.
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 being a Gold
Award Girl Scout!