Hundreds of proud family members, friends, community leaders, and Girl Scout volunteers joined us for our Gold Award ceremony on June 15. Special guests taking the stage were emcee/Girl Scout volunteer Perette Godwin; keynote speaker Coreen Petti (a Cool Woman of 2019); Board Chair Liza Crisafi; and Gold Award Girl Scouts Judy Pritchett (who earned a Curved Bar in 1963), Linda Wightman (First Class Award, 1976), and Steph Dawes (Gold Award, 2004).
The Gold Award is the highest achievement in Girl Scouting. To earn it, Girl Scouts change the world by creating sustainable solutions that address society’s greatest challenges. This year’s 61 Gold Award Girl Scouts completed projects that ranged from preventing human trafficking to helping close the gender gap in science, technology, engineering, and math careers. Other topics included championing for inclusion and diversity; protecting wildlife and the environment; providing new resources for people with disabilities; teaching life skills to youth and seniors; and educating about health and wellness. View photos, the event program, and TV coverage on our Gold Award Ceremony web page.
Our 61 Gold Award Girl Scouts are among just five percent of Girl Scouts nationwide who achieve this top-tier credential. As Gold Award Girl Scouts, they can distinguish themselves in the college admissions process, earn college scholarships, and skip a rank when enlisting in the military.
Yours in Girl Scouting,
Carol M DedrichChief Executive Officer