Saturday, March 12, 2016

It’s Our Birthday and We’re Celebrating the Girl Scout Gold Award!

Happy birthday to us, happy birthday to us, happy birthday dear Girl Scouts…happy 104th birthday to us.

Wow! Hard to believe it’s been 104 years since that fateful day in 1912 when Juliette Gordon Low officially registered our organization’s first 18 girl members in Savannah, Georgia. And what an adventure it’s been every day since.

This birthday is extra special for Girl Scouts because we’re also celebrating the centennial of one of the most prestigious awards in the world for girls—the Girl Scout Gold Award. Today, just as they did a century ago, girls put their heart and soul into earning Girl Scouts’ highest honor. And while the name of the award has changed over the years, the desire to create a better tomorrow has fueled our highest-award recipients through the ages.

Starting today and for the next 100 days, Girl Scouts of the USA will take to social media to spotlight some of the incredible recipients of Girl Scouts’ highest awards, the history of this top honor, and everything it means to earn the Girl Scout Gold Award, namely:

To lead
To take action
To create lasting change
To help others
To walk in confidence
To explore
To try new things
To aim high and take chances
To never give up
To take charge
To make a difference in the world and show others how it’s done…

…and so much more!

Join the celebration—share your Gold Award memories using #gsGoldAward on Twitter, Instagram, or direct upload here.