At our award ceremonies in Owatonna and Saint Paul this month, we honored 320 girls who earned their Silver and Gold Awards. These Girl Scouts put in a combined 17,680 hours of planning, organizing, and executing their projects.
With support from their peers, volunteers, parents, and communities, girls put in the effort to make sustainable change in their communities. Their initiatives provided clothing for refugee girls, focused on environmental restoration, ensured our neighborhoods are inclusive to all, and much more.
As Lindsey, a Gold Award recipient, explains, Highest Awards embolden girls to find greatness within themselves:
“Working on my Gold Award project has made me more willing to take on projects and large tasks for the future that I never would have taken on before. I no longer fear challenges. Instead, I view them as opportunities for growth and learning. I’m ready to lead the way for girls who want to make a difference in their community, too.”
To all of our outstanding award recipients—way to go!