New Directory Celebrates Highest Award in Girl Scouting

Sep 12, 2013 Posted in Home Page, Newsroom, Volunteer News

The Gold Award Alliance represents an elite group of women who have achieved the highest award in Girl Scouts since 1916. This directory will feature inspirational stories about these exceptional women, all of whom embody the Girl Scout spirit of independence and leadership and have left behind a lasting legacy in their communities.

Join your fellow Gold Award Alliance recipients by participating in the first-ever Girl Scout Gold Award Alliance Directory.

  • Share your community success and inspire others.
  • Confirm your listing with our trusted partner, Harris Connect, an industry leader in publishing alumnae directories. Harris Connect is committed to protecting your privacy and ensuring the integrity of the information collected, which is reflected in their privacy policy.
  • This project is being put together by Harris Connect at no cost to Girl Scouts. It is funded exclusively by sales of the book to Gold Award Alliance recipients.

In addition to the directory, a new Girl Scout Gold Award Alliance pin is being created that can be purchased individually or in combination with either the print or CD-ROM edition of the directory.

If you are a Gold Award Alliance recipient and wish to participate, please call Harris Connect toll-free at 866-874-7479.

Phone lines close September 16, 2013.

What does GSWPA get out of this project?
GSWPA will have accurate and enhanced data on their highest achieving former Girl Scouts at no cost to us. This data is invaluable for volunteering, advocacy, events and cultivation
for fundraising.

Gold Award Alliance includes:

  • Golden Eagle of Merit
  • Golden Eaglet
  • Curved Bar
  • First Class
  • Gold Award

Fun Facts:

  • The name Gold Award has historical roots in the Golden Eagle of Merit first presented in 1916.
  • 1916-1918/19 Golden Eagle of Merit
  • 1918/19-1939 Golden Eaglet
  • 1938-1940 First Class
  • 1940-1963 Curved Bar
  • 1963-1980 First Class
  • 1980- present Girl Scout Gold Award

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