Macedonia, OH – Girl Scouts of North East Ohio (GSNEO) presented 60 Girl Scouts with the Gold Award on Saturday, June 17 at 2 p.m. at the John S. Knight Center in Akron. The Gold Award is the highest award a Girl Scout Senior or Ambassador may earn. With each individual Gold Award project, a Girl Scout aspires to transform an idea or vision for change into an actionable plan with measurable, sustainable, and far-reaching results. This year’s projects included a music mentorship program, STEM programs for underprivileged youth, a published book about Sensory Processing Issues, and more.
Nationwide, only five percent of eligible Girl Scouts go for the gold. This year, 60 local Girl Scouts joined the ranks of generations of young women who are recognized for making a difference, both locally and globally.
“Through the Gold Award, girls get passionate about a cause, collaborate with community members, and take on a challenge,” said Chief Executive Officer Jane Christyson. “Earning the Gold Award is truly a remarkable achievement that exemplifies the qualities of a G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader) ™.”
The advantages of the Gold Award go far beyond a recipient’s teen years. 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 wit...