The Girl Scout Gold Award exemplifies each girl's individual commitment to making the world a better place.
June 12, 2012 - Redlands, California. 20 Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio Council will receive the esteemed Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest achievement in Girl Scouting, at a dinner and recognition ceremony to be held at the Minton Building in Redlands this Friday, June 15, at 6:30p.m.
The recipients include Talia Barth, Nicholle Varga, Emily Pooley and Katie Wooldridge of Riverside; Ashley Bergstrom of Apple Valley; Julia Bray, Karli Zevalkinik, Joanna Eskander and Madeline Long of Redlands; Morgan Brown of Canyon Lake; Alexis Bush and Danielle Tasaka of Colton; Laura Burke of Corona; Jodie Miller of Sun City; Danyelle Moncuse of Moreno Valley; Lanaja Phillips of Victorville; Angela Resendez of Mentone; and Aryane Reagan, Skye Woolsey and Rose Zetz of Murrieta, California.
"These twenty girls posses determination, organization, and time management skills. They utilize all the skills their leaders have given them during their years as a Girl Scouts. They are truly motivated to make a difference in their world," said Cindy Chapman, Training and Program Specialist.
The Gold Award requires that the girls use their exceptional positions as Girl Scouts to take action in their local communities.The Gold Award exemplifies each girl's individual commitment to making the world a better place.
To complete a Gold Award project of high quality, the San Gorgonio Council suggests that a girl devote a minimum of 80 personal hours to her project. However, many Girl Scouts may spend 2 to 3 years working on their projects. They identify community issues important to them, research and devise a project plan to address the issue.
Each Take Action project must achieve a sustainable and measurable impact for years to come. Gold Award project proposals are evaluated by the Gold Awards Committee, consisting of Girl Scout leaders and volunteers from throughout the Council jurisdiction. If the project does not meet the Take Action criteria, it will not be considered for the Gold Award.
Gold Award recipients have reaped benefits from their participation that they have carried forward into adulthood. Just this month Gold Award girls personally hand delivered GSUSA's Annual Report to President Obama.
In addition, "A Girl Scout who has earned her Gold Award and joins the Armed Services will enter at one rank higher than other recruits," said Chuck MacKinnon, VP of Fund Development and External Relations.
All Girl Scouts take the lead in planning and executing their projects. They aim not only to educate others in the process, but to inspire them, as well. Friday's ceremonies will begin with a Gold Awards recognition ceremony and catered dinner, followed by a Silver Awards recognition ceremony and dessert buffet.
In addition to Gold and Silver Award recipients, 10-year Girl Scout members and graduating high school seniors will also be recognized. Girl Scout of the Year, the highest San Gorgonio Council award presented to a girl in the 9-12 grades, and the Margaret Scout Service Award, which recognizes individuals or groups who have offered outstanding service to the council, will also be presented.
Members of the press are invited (and encouraged!) to attend the Gold and Silver Awards Gala.
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