In 2016 the Girl Scout movement will celebrate another tremendous milestone, the centennial of the Gold Award, the highest achievement in Girl Scouting. Since 1916 Girl Scouts have been earning their Gold Awards by leading projects that create meaningful, sustainable change in their communities, and around the world. Through the Gold Award, a century of girls have now had the opportunity to discover their passions, while connecting with others to solve community problems and make the world a better place.
Throughout the 2015-16 Girl Scout membership year, Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana will recognize past and current Gold Award recipients with small tokens of merit. However, since the merging of the Limberlost Council, and the potential for incorrect or outdated records, GSNI-M is calling for all Gold Award recipients to provide name, address, phone number, and your Gold Award story to mktggsnim.
Representing a century of exhaustive but passionate work, the value of the Girl Scout Gold Award and what it signifies is recognized nationwide, and is now acknowledged by many colleges and universities being the Girl Scout equivalent to the Eagle Scout Award, earned by Boy Scouts, and offers scholarships unique to award recipients.
Year after year, Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana Michiana is proud to honor recipients and present them with their Gold Award pins, scholarship offers, and numerous other recognitions. We are proud of all our Girl Scout Gold Award winners, and we hope that these outstanding young women and their exciting projects will inspire more girls to take action and Go Gold!
For more information please contact Tony Belton, member communications manager, at 260.422.3417 ext 154, or email tony.belton. Also, join the celebration nationwide by sharing your Gold Award memory using #gsGoldAward on Twitter/gsnim, Instagram/girl_scouts_nim or share directly at girlscouts.org/100daygoldaward.