Nuggets of information for your success by Mary Anne
The Gold Award is the highest honor in Girl Scouting. Less than 6% of eligible girls receive this prestigious award yearly. In order to achieve the Gold Award, the Girl Scout completes several steps designed to help her find her issue and her voice. After she determines how she would like to impact the community, she presents a proposal to the Gold Award Committee. The Gold Award Committee consists of active Girl Scout volunteers and other community members. The committee is responsible for:
· determining if the proposal has merit
· making suggestions to strengthen the proposal if necessary
· interviewing girls after their project is completed
· determining whether or not the girl's efforts merit a Gold Award
Deadlines for this year's Gold Award interviews have been set: October 24, January 16, March 27, and July 10, in Mobile and Montgomery. Girls need to submit their proposals and final reports four weeks before the date they wish to interview to allow the committee sufficient time to review their reports.
Girls are strongly encouraged to complete their Gold Awards before their senior year in high school. If a girl decides to wait until her senior year to complete her award, it is in her best interests to have her final interview no later than March 27; this will allow time to make any changes or additions the committee may deem necessary and still finish before the September 30 absolute deadline for committee-approved Gold Awards.
If you have any questions about the Gold Award or the process, please contact Mary Anne Brutkiewicz at ext.1202 or firstname.lastname@example.org.