Thursday, March 24, 2016

Girl Scouts of the USA Celebrates the Centennial of Girl Scouts’ Highest Award at NASDAQ

Today’s a big day! Girl Scouts from the New York area alongside Girl Scouts of the USA CEO Anna Maria Chávez, will commemorate the centennial of Girl Scouts’ highest award, known today as the Gold Award, at the NASDAQ opening bell ceremony.

As background, in order for a Girl Scout to earn her Gold Award, her associated “Take Action” project must demonstrate extraordinary leadership; have measureable and sustainable impact; and address a local, national, and/or global issue. Over the course of the last 100 years, millions of Girl Scout alumnae have created, developed, and executed innumerable Take Action projects that have addressed everything from declining bee populations to ending violence against women to promoting green energy and gender-balanced leadership. These projects have positively impacted girls’ lives, their communities, and the world.

To keep the celebration going, girls across the United States are celebrating Girl Scouts’ highest award with a “100 Days of the Gold Award” social media/public awareness campaign. The 100-day-long campaign will culminate in a Movement-wide celebration on Capitol Hill on June 14, 2016. The #gsGoldAward campaign and event will shine a light on the amazing benefits of earning Girl Scouts’ highest award.

Want to join the celebration? Watch the livestream of the NASDAQ opening bell ceremony today, Thursday, March 24, at 9:15 a.m. ET. You can also celebrate with us by sharing your Gold Award memories on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #gsGoldAward. Check out these amazing about stories about the Girl Scout Gold Award here.