For 100 years, Girl Scouting’s highest honor has stood for excellence and leadership. But not everyone knows what the Girl Scout Gold Award is (unlike other youth honors you may know). In fact, since 1916, one million girls have obtained the highest award in Girl Scouts, and have accomplished amazing feats and made a difference around the world. Take GSGLA’s National Young Woman of Distinction, Pooja Nagpal, for example: for her Gold Award project, she taught self-defense to villagers in India, and started her own nonprofit to empower women and girls. Talk about making a lasting impact!
In addition, Girl Scout Gold Award recipients express greater satisfaction and success in life than their peers, according to research. And in the short term, Gold Award Girl Scouts are eligible for scholarships and can enter the military one rank higher.
But to really break down the Gold Award, we created another video—this one features our very own Gold Award recipients, Vivianna G. and Ayanna N. You can check it out below.
Ready to reach for gold? Get started by visiting our website today.