Thursday, October 4, 2018

Save The Date: Meet the Nation’s Top 10 Gold Award Girl Scouts on October 11th

2018 National Gold Award Girl Scout
There are many amazing moments girls share in Girl Scouts. Making forever friends at camp, exploring new places with their troop, and trying all sorts of fun things with their Girl Scout sisters are just a few! And Girl Scouting reaches its peak with the Girl Scout Gold Award, the most prestigious award in the world for girls and only available to Girl Scouts.

The journey to becoming a Gold Award Girl Scout begins in high school—when eligible girls identify a real-world problem, submit a project proposal to address it, gain approval, and take action to complete their project. And each year, of the 5 percent of Girl Scouts who earn the Gold Award, ten exceptionally inspiring girls with extraordinary G.I.R.L. (Go-Getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)TM spirit get recognized as National Gold Award Girl Scouts—the highest distinction in the Girl Scout Movement.

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In completing their Gold Award projects, these young leaders have demonstrated impressive business savvy, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars collectively to support the causes they believe in. A self-starter attitude and entrepreneurial spirit shine through their projects; some of them have successfully worked with politicians to drive legislative change, and many have educated countless people on important issues of the day.

On October 11, this year’s ten standout Girl Scouts will be honored at a ceremony in New York City for their passion, work ethic, creativity, and unparalleled leadership in creating solutions for some of today’s most pressing local, national, and global issues. The event will highlight this year’s United Nations theme for International Day of the Girl Child and the importance of preparing girls, through economic development, for the world of work. Be sure to follow us on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) and tune in to the live broadcast on Facebook at 6 p.m. ET!

Additionally, if you're in the New York City area, we invite you to stop by Girl Scout Central on Wednesday, October 10 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. ET to meet the extraordinary recipients of the National Gold Award Girl Scouts.
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Clearly, together with companies like Toyota Financial Services, Girl Scouts of the USA is helping girls become financially savvy leaders with real-life, age-appropriate financial skills—girls who gain the tools necessary to make a positive impact in their communities.

The actions of our organization’s National Gold Award Girl Scouts demonstrate how much girls can accomplish in their pursuit to make the world a better place. Their financial decisions can generate substantial economic impact, and they are fully capable of—and well on their way to—becoming the next generation of leaders. What an incredible achievement!