Girl Scout Gold Award
Since 1916, the Golden Eaglet now known as the Girl Scout Gold Award has stood for excellence and leadership for girls everywhere. Soon, you will be joining the ranks of generations of young women who have made a difference in their communities and beyond. The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest and most prestigious award that Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors can earn.
Fulfilling the requirements for the Girl Scout Gold Award starts with completing two Girl Scout Senior or Ambassador journeys or having earned the Silver Award and completing one Senior or Ambassador journey. Each journey you complete gives you the skills you need to plan and implement your Take Action project. After you have fulfilled the journey requirements, 80 hours is the suggested minimum hours for the steps:
- Identifying an issue.
- Investigating it thoroughly.
- Getting help and building a team.
- Creating a plan.
- Presenting your plan.
- Gathering feedback.
- Taking Action.
- Educating and inspiring others.
When you decide to earn the Girl Scout Gold Award, you will face challenges that will develop yourself as a leader, achieve the highest Award a Senior and Ambassador can earn and make a mark on your community that creates a lasting impact on the lives of others. Once you decided what you would want to do for your Gold award project. You will need to fill out the Gold award proposal paperwork and send it into your regional Girl Scout office. From there the GAAB (Gold Award Alliance Board) will review your project and contact you with questions or an approval to start your project. Once your project is completed, you will need to fill out the Gold Award final paperwork. After that, you will want to turn in your completed paper work into your regional office. Once received the GAAB will review your final paper work and contact you with questions or a congratulations on earning the highest award in Girl Scouts, the Gold Award. From there you will have your photo and name published in the GS-TOP Gold Award Book to display the great achievement you have earned.
2012 Gold Award Book
The hours that girls and their volunteer teams put into Gold Award projects produce positive influence on entire communities. Most often, this impact is focused by working with an established organization like schools, churches, and non-profit organizations. The following is a list of organizations that benefitted from Gold Award Projects completed in 2011-2012 throughout our council:
All Saint’s Episcopal School
Alliance Christian Academy
Amarillo area High Schools
Amarillo Opportunity School
Bandera Ranch Apartments
Bedford Animal Shelter
Bob Jones Nature Center
Boise City, OK Community
Captain Hope’s Kids
Carroll Independent School District
Carroll Senior High School
Child Protective Services
City of Bridgeport
Community Enrichment Center
for Battered Women
Cook Children’s Hospital
Creative Arts Theater & School (CATS)
Decatur Public Library
First Baptist Church –Grapevine
Friendship Animal Protective League
Grapevine Animal Shelter
Grapevine Public Library
Grapevine Relief and Community Exchange (GRACE)
GRACE – Feed Our Kids Program
Heartland Nursing Home
Hearts and Hands
Hood County Substance Abuse Council (HCSAC)
Isle at Watermere
Kell West Regional & United Regional Hospital
La Dora Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center
Meadow Creek Elementary
Messiah Braille Center and Lutheran Braille Workers
Monastery of the Most Holy Trinity
National Multicultural Western Heritage
Prison Fellowship Organization
Promise Home Orphanage
Rocky Top Ranch Therapy Center
Ronald McDonald House in Amarillo
Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church
Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital of Dallas
Shackelford Junior High
St. Michael Catholic Church
Texas Metro Wildlife Rehabilitation
The Clubhouse for Special Needs
The Haven in Weatherford
Tralee Crisis Center
Underprivileged children in Amarillo
Wounded Soldiers in Lubbock