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This year, 111 Senior and Ambassador girls
earned the most prestigious award for Girl Scouts -- the Gold Award.
They're challenging work to make the world a better place through
meaningful Gold Award projects is featured in the 2022
Gold Award Yearbook. Younger Girl Scouts who
earned Silver and Bronze awards are also included in the yearbook.
Take a few minutes to read about all their accomplishments and see how they developed and carried out measurable and sustainable solutions to challenges in their communities.
GOLD AWARD DEADLINE: Any Ambassador graduating high school in 2022 must have her Project Proposal submitted no later than July 1, 2022. Once approved, these projects must be implemented. Final Reports, including supplementary documentation, must be completed and submitted via GoGold by Sept. 30, 2022. While Sept. 30, is the absolute cutoff date for Final Reports, it is highly encouraged that girls submit them by Sept. 15, or as soon as possible, to meet the deadline.
Gold Award Girl Scouts are the dreamers and the doers who take the saying "make the world a better place” to the next level.
The Girl Scout Gold Award is the mark of the truly remarkable - proof that not only can she make a difference, but also that she already has.
Seniors and Ambassadors who earn the Gold Award tackle issues that are dear to them and drive lasting change in their communities and beyond. Think of the Gold Award as a key that can open doors to scholarships, preferred admission tracks for college, and amazing career opportunities!
For her Gold Award Project, Ariel Zolton worked with eight volunteers on "Food for Thought: Food Allergies 101." The project addressed increasing the awareness of food allergies among teenagers.
Ariel and her volunteers taught educational workshops at two
Kingwood-area schools and a 4-H group. The workshops highlighted the
myths and misconceptions about food allergies and explained how to
keep allergic friends and family safe. During the workshops, a Teal
Pumpkin Project was promoted to make Halloween safer for kids with
“I will be pursuing a bachelor's degree in pre-pharmacy/medical biochemistry. I hope to go on to earn my Doctorate of Pharmacy,” Ariel said.
She'll attend the University of Texas to pursue her dreams. We can’t
wait to see how far you go, Ariel!
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We are excited to announce that Isabella Cantone is the recipient of the GSUSA Gold Award Scholarship for 2022. This is a scholarship program to recognize and provide financial support to one Gold Award Girl Scout per Council.
As a recipient, Isabella completed a Gold Award project that:
• Demonstrated extraordinary leadership.
• Had a measurable and sustainable impact.
• Addressed an issue of national and/or global significance.
Isabella and 16 volunteers helped young women understand and manage
their menstrual cycle as swimmers. She created a website
for girls to get helpful information on swimming with their period
from a pediatrician and nutritionist and read reviews about
period-friendly suits. The high point for Isabella was hosting two
live seminars with girls from all over the nation to present all the
information and to answer their questions. As part of her education,
Isabella created a hand sign to communicate “Week 4” to
“Many girls locally and nationwide, including states like Alabama and Michigan, have attended the webinar or watched the video to understand how to manage their period while swimming. Coaches and parents also benefited from my project," Isabella said.
Her Gold Award mentor, Bonnie Homier, describes Isabella as an
amazing young woman. "Through the Gold Award, she learned so much
about herself and strengthened her self-confidence. Bella adjusted her
project multiple times to account for the COVID-19 pandemic and the
disappointment of her initial team not following through with their
promised commitments," Bonnie said. "But these gave Bella
the opportunity to learn how to adjust her plan to keep her goal
Isabella will receive:
• An academic scholarship of $2,000.
• An official letter of notification.
• Promotion that helps her reach a broad audience while highlighting the importance and impact of her project.
Isabella will also be on a Movement-wide list. Girls on this list - upon request - may serve as a representative for Girl Scouts through public relations, web/social, speaking engagements, or other related opportunities.
We can’t wait to see more of Isabella!
You're in high school (ninth through twelfth grade)
You're registered as a Girl Scout Senior or Girl Scout
You have completed two Senior or Ambassador Journeys OR earned the Girl Scout Silver Award and completed a Journey
You have completed GSSJC's Gold Award Orientation
Identify an issue
Investigate your issue thoroughly
Get help and build your team
Create a plan
Present your plan and gather feedback
Educate and inspire
As of January 1, 2019 the Gold Award process has moved to an online platform. To get started, register for your GoGold Online account. This is the first step in writing your Gold Award Project Proposal. Please remember to contact your Gold Award Mentor and work with her on your Project Proposal before you submit your application to the council.