Girl Scout Gold Award Ceremonies
The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest award that a Girl Scout Senior or Ambassador in grades 9-12 may earn. Someone once described the Girl Scout Gold Award as being "what you really want to be remembered for" in Girl Scouting. For many, the leadership skills, organizational skills, and sense of community and commitment that come from "going for the Gold" set the foundation for a lifetime of active citizenship.
Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania (GSWPA) will be honoring nearly 120 awardees at three Girl Scout Gold Award ceremonies this spring:
- May 13 at Penn Gables Restaurant in Ebensburg
- May 17 at Embassy Suite Hotel in Pittsburgh
- May 31 at Barkeyville United Methodist Church in Harrisville
“Each girl has made a significant contribution to their community,” stated CEO, Patricia A. Burkart. “The Girl Scout Gold Award project is more than a good service project— it encompasses organizational, leadership and networking skills; and requires at least 65 hours of service, plus planning and requisite completion time.” Only about five percent of all Girl Scouts achieve this honor.
The Girl Scout Gold Awardees for 2009 represent girls from all areas of the GSWPA council and include:
Natalie Ann Ferraro
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About Girl Scouts
Founded in 1912, Girl Scouts of theUSA is the preeminent leadership experience for girls and is the leading authority on girls' healthy development. Girl Scouts builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. The three-million-member organization serves girls from every corner of the United States and its territories. Girl Scouts of the USA also serves American girls and their classmates attending American or international schools overseas in 90 countries. For more information on how to join, volunteer, reconnect, or donate to Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania, call 1-800-248-3355 or visit www.gswpa.org.