Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains has extended the deadline for girls working to complete their Bronze, Silver, or Gold Award, also known as the Highest Awards. COVID-19 has created unprecedented challenges for girls to meet the usual deadline, as many schools, youth activities, and community gatherings are suspended.
The new deadline for girls to submit for their Highest Award is December 31, 2020. This extension is critical to Girl Scout Juniors, Cadettes, and Ambassadors who would otherwise become ineligible for their respective Highest Award when they bridge to the next program age level on October 1, 2020.
Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains encourages girls to harness their creativity and innovation to brainstorm digital solutions to community needs during this period of uncertainty and rapid change. However, the safety and health of girls remains our top priority. It’s important that families take the time they need to adjust to current circumstances without the added stress of impending deadlines.
Girl Scouts are the leaders communities need to create solutions to the new and ever-changing circumstances that are surfacing from COVID-19. They also have the tools to collaborate with community organizations to identify challenges, research the root causes, and take action to address them.
When girls are ready to take on their Girl Scout Bronze, Silver, or Gold Award projects again, they will lead their communities into change by adapting their projects to address current challenges—whether it’s helping ensure kids still get the nourishment and enrichment they need out of school, responding to the possible ramifications of isolation during social distancing, or something else entirely.
Barriers will undoubtedly vary from girl to girl, but please be assured we remain available to help navigate any unique circumstance.
Girls who would like to discuss their Highest Award progress should contact firstname.lastname@example.org to speak with a staff member.