[Pittsburgh, PA]— Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania (GSWPA) recognized 63 Girl Scouts who earned the Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting, at a special ceremony on Saturday, May 14 at the Pittsburgh Marriott North.
According to the Girl Scout Research Institute’s (GSRI) report, The Power of the Girl Scout Gold Award: Excellence in Leadership and Life, Girl Scout Gold Award recipients receive greater lifetime benefits than their peers with regard to positive sense of self, life satisfaction, leadership, life success, community service, and civic engagement thanks to their experience in Girl Scouting, including earning their Gold Award.
When compared to non-Girl Scout alumnae, Gold Award recipients soar when it comes to seeing themselves as a leader, providing service to others through volunteerism, and positive attitudes about themselves and the lives they lead. More generally, over ninety percent of Girl Scouts not only attributed their success in life to Girl Scouts, but they also said they could not have had access to the same experiences anywhere else.
“Girls who earn the Gold Award do more than achieve recognition,” said Patricia A. Burkart, CEO of GSWPA. “Through their Gold Award projects, they create meaningful and lasting changes that make their communities better places to live.”
Over the course of the last century, millions of Girl Scout alumnae have positively impacted their communities and the wo...