Girl Scout founder Juliette Gordon Low believed all girls could make a difference. She encouraged and supported their ideas and their experiences, and is remembered having said, “Whatever you do, do it with all your might.”
And that’s exactly how 60 girls earned the highest and most prestigious achievement in Girl Scouting – the Girl Scout Gold Award. For her award project, each Girl Scout identified an issue in her community, courageously committed to take action, and worked to create an impactful and lasting solution.
When a girl earns her Gold Award, she joins a network of award recipients and becomes a role model to other girls. Not only does she inspire her peers, but her community and future leaders as well. Awarded to fewer than six percent of Girl Scouts annually, approximately one million Girl Scouts have earned the Gold Award or its equivalent since its inception in 1916.
We are so proud of each of our 2013 Girl Scout Gold Award recipients. Their accomplishments reflect the highest principles and true spirit of Girl Scouting. Their service embodies the Girl Scout Law and Promise and each awardee is a shining example of our mission to build girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. We are inspired by their achievements and encouraged by their courageous leadership.
Congratulations to all of our Gold Award recipients for earning this distinguished honor. We know that Juliette Gordon Low would be proud.
Check out our 2013 Girl Scout Gold Award Booklet to read about the distinguished young women who completed and earned their Girl Scout Gold Award.