Open to girls in high school only, the Girl Scout Gold Award is the most prestigious award in the world for girls (and the most difficult to earn), and it’s available exclusively to Girl Scouts.
When you earn the Gold Award, you can tackle the issues most important to you. Gold Award Girl Scouts are inspiring leaders who are working on a broad range of the most challenging problems facing our world today—from human trafficking to ocean pollution to education access to expanded STEM training for girls in underserved communities.
Learn more about GSHNJ Gold Award Girl Scout Grace, how she tackled her Gold Award project, and what advice she has for girls looking to earn their Gold Award.
How did your project make the world a better place?
Improving intergenerational communications. Intergenerational communication is an important aspect of many, if not all, relationships, especially for elderly in nursing homes and their younger caregivers. Communication is important as a means for making the residents and staff aware of each other’s changing needs and helping them support one another in a respectful and caring way.
What did you learn about yourself by working on this project?
I now have confidence in my ability to identify and solve meaningful problems in my community.
What advice would you give to other Girl Scouts thinking about going for the Gold?
Start Early & Use Your Resources Wisely! Dedicate Freshman year to complete the Journey/Take Action requirements so you can thoughtfully choose, plan and execute your Gold Award Project by the end of your Junior year.
To learn more about the Girl Scout Gold Award, please visit our website.