Thursday, January 21, 2016

Celebrating 100 Years of Changing the World: The Gold Award Centennial

Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro to join as spokesperson for year-long celebration!

What an exciting year we’ve had so far! On Tuesday, Girl Scouts of Connecticut staff, volunteers, and Girl Scout Gold Awardees gathered in our Girl Scouts of Connecticut Museum for a press conference to kick off our celebration of 100 Years of Changing the World—the Girl Scout Gold Award! We were also joined by United States Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro who will be our official spokesperson for the Gold Award Centennial!

We are excited to have Congresswoman DeLauro represent us as we celebrate girls and women who have and continue to take action and spark a sustainable change in their communities and make the world a better place. Congresswoman DeLauro is a fierce advocate for the advancement of women and girls, and we are grateful she will be on our team as we celebrate ten decades of Gold throughout 2016. Stay tuned for details of upcoming events.

We also heard from two incredible girls who are earning their Gold Award this year: Girl Scout Jenelle of Milford and Girl Scout Helen of Orange. During the press conference, Jenelle and Helen shared their Gold Award Projects, and spoke about how earning their Gold Award helped them become comfortable public speakers and emerging leaders in their communities. 

The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest achievement a Girl Scout Senior and Ambassador can earn in Girl Scouting. Girls do not win this award, they earn it. Earning the Gold Award is truly a remarkable feat –less than 6% of all Girl Scouts earn the Girl Scout Gold Award. And you can directly see the results! A Girl Scout who has earned her Gold Award immediately raises one rank in any of the U.S. military branches. And, a growing number of colleges and universities across the country recognize the achievement of the Gold Award through college admission and scholarship.


I hope you will join us this year as we celebrate the Gold Award Centennial and highlight girls and women who have made meaningful and long lasting contributions to their communities and our world. To learn more about the Girl Scout Gold Award and upcoming special events, you can visit gsofct.org/pages/goldaward.php. You can also visit our Facebook page to see more photos from the press conference!

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