The Gold Award is the highest honor that a girl can achieve in Girl Scouting. This year we are proud to announce that 12 Spirit of Nebraska Girl Scouts put in the hours, created theirs teams, committed to projects and dedication themselves to do what it took to “Go Gold!”
The Gold Award challenges girls to change the world—or at least their corner of it. Girls must complete a seven-step, 80-hour project that starts with identifying and solving a problem in their community – not only in the short term, but for years to come. They are challenged to discover their values and reflect on their ideals, connect with others with whom they share a vision and take action by creating sustainable change.
Girls who earn their Gold Award become part of an elite group of Girl Scouts who are eligible for additional college scholarships and awards. Gold Award recipients also automatically move up one rank in the military, should they enter into service for our country.
After hearing the stories of our Gold Award recipients and their “take action” projects, we were so inspired that we wanted to introduce each of the projects, and the girls, to our readers! In the coming weeks, we will feature each of the 2014 Gold Award projects on this blog.
We just know that you will be as moved by their stories as we are. We look forward to bringing you these in-depth stories in the coming weeks!
Congratulations to the 2014 Gold Award recipients: Emma August, Jessica Grimmond, Michaela R. Krichau, Paige Krupa, Melissa Newkirk, Emily Nichols, Stephanie Paul, Sarah Lynn Rezac, Sara Jean Schleicher, Allison Tietjen, Megan Webber and Hannah Wilcox.
If you are a younger Girl Scout, but already have your sights set on you Gold Award, please contact our Girl Award specialist by email today!