Blog posts tagged in Girl Scout Gold Award
Did you know that 2016 marks the 100th Anniversary of the Girl Scout Gold Award? If you are thinking about earning yours, Erin has some great tips on how to be successful!
Hi! My name is Erin McDermott, and I selected restoring a prairie and installing a butterfly garden and sitting area for my Girl Scout Gold Award project. I learned many lessons along the way that I would like to share with other Girl Scouts starting their own projects.
Each year, we set aside time to recognize an amazing group of young women who have earned their Girl Scout Gold Award. What is the Girl Scout Gold Award, you ask? The highest Award in Girl Scouting, the Girl Scout Gold Award has had several names since its debut in 1916 as the Golden Eagle of Merit. It has also been known as the Golden Eaglet, Curved Bar, First Class, and the Girl Scout Gold Award. It marked the beginning of a long tradition of recognizing the outstanding achievements of extraordinary girls.
The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest award a Girl Scout can earn. Girls who have earned the award showcase the absolute best Girl Scouting has to offer. What better way to inspire the young leaders of tomorrow than by taking your Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, or Senior to GSNI’s 2014 Young Women of Distinction (YWD) event? Daisies and Brownies will be in awe, spending time with these amazing girls and seeing what they’ve accomplished. Juniors, Cadettes, and Seniors will gather helpful insights and ideas for their future Gold Award projects and mingle with girls who have already blazed the trail before them!
Congratulations to Jennifer Vu of Lake Barrington for earning her Girl Scout Gold Award! Jenny created resource centers at Home of the Sparrow to help homeless children establish a foundation for a better education. Her project included donating educational materials and iPads with educational apps. The goal of the resource centers was to help children gain confidence and show them how they can improve in school.
We would like to take a moment to recognize those who will be receiving the highest award in Girl Scouting, the Girl Scout Gold Award. Congratulations to the Girl Scouts listed below! For more information about the Girl Scout Gold Award, click here.
GSUSA has made the process of submitting and tracking the Girl Scout Gold Award Project Proposal and Final Report a lot easier with GoGold Web App! Instead of filling out the traditional paperwork, girls working on their Girl Scout Gold Award will document their progress and submit their project proposal and final report by using the GoGold App. Benefits of this web app include:
Keeping all of your information in one place
Ability to share progress on your award in one place
Get feedback from the Girl Scout Gold Award Volunteer Committee
Access to Girl Scout Gold Award resources to help answer your questions along the way