Ready to be inspired? Ready to go for the Gold? Check out this video of Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida’s Gold Award Class of 2013 on their path to Gold. Fifteen girls were presented with their Gold Awards at the Annual Recognition Awards Ceremony held on April 13, 2013.
Congratulations to the 2013 Gold and Silver Award Honorees.
The Bronze award is the highest award a Junior Girl Scout or in grades 4th – 5th can earn. It shows that girls have made a promise to help others and improve their community. Before beginning the Bronze Award, the girl must complete her Junior Journey, and spend a minimum of 20 hours building her teaming in order to complete her project. As leaders you want to encourage your girls to take the lead in this project and begin to learn how to work as a team.
Where does a girl start?
The Girl Scout Silver Award is a prestigious award earned by Girl Scout Cadettes or grade levels 6 – 8. A girl can earn her Silver Award as an individual or she can work in a group of no more than 5 girls from her troop. Earning the Silver Award gives girls a chance to demonstrate that she is a leader who is organized, determined, and dedicated to improving the world around her. The Silver Award project requires Council-level approval. To apply, submit the Silver Award Interest Form to email@example.com.To be a part of the Class of 2014, all Silver Projects Final Reports and Memory Books must be turned in by Tuesday, April 1, 2014 to one of the GSSEF service centers. Please note that Silver Award Projects that are submitted following this date will be evaluated for the Class of 2015. For questions, please contact Lammy Askar, director of program, at 954-513-3771 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Annual GSSEF Recognition Ceremony is scheduled for Friday, April 25, 2014 from 6-9 p.m. The location will be published on this page once it is available.
Where does a girl start?
The Gold Award is the highest award a girl can achieve in her Girl Scout career; only 5.4 percent of girls in Girl Scouting earn this prestigious award. This highest Girl Scout Award is only open to girls in 9 – 12 grade. Unlike the Bronze and Silver Awards, which can be pursued as a team or small group of girls, Gold Award Take Action projects are a unique opportunity for individual girls to grow into their own personal leadership style. Working with support from her GSSEF Gold Award Advisor, girls work to complete a true “Take Action” project after identifying an issue in their community, building a team to tackle it and fulfilling her high-level plan. Community resources are used to create a long term solution that continues after the project is completed. Through the Gold Award project girls will further develop their leadership skills by planning, organizing, and leading other people. In the process of the projects, girls will develop patience, confidence, time management, communication, public speaking and other real-life skills that will carry over into their college life and future careers.
To be a part of the Class of 2014, all Gold Award Final Project Reports must be turned in by Tuesday, April 1, 2014 to one of the GSSEF service centers. Please note that Gold Award Projects that are submitted following this date will be evaluated for the Class of 2015. For questions, please contact Lammy Askar, director of program, at 954-513-3771 or email@example.com. The Annual GSSEF Recognition Ceremony is scheduled for Friday, April 25, 2014 from 6-9 p.m. The location will be published on this page once it is available.
First, review The Road to Gold document, a simple how-to reference and guideline tool for earning the Gold Award in Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida 2013 – 2014, then follow these steps: Click here to download the National GSUSA Gold Award Guidelines. Next download the official GSSEF Guidelines and Procedures which offers our local rules for pursuing the Gold Award. Complete and submit a Gold Award proposal form found here. Finally when the Project is completed, submit a Gold Award Project Final Report form found here.
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Seeking New Gold Award Advisors
Our team of adult volunteer Gold Award Advisors support high school age girls as they work towards achieving the prestigious Gold Award. This is a Council-Level position, appointed by the Director of Program for 2-year terms. It is a rewarding role for adults who can act as part mentor, coach, problem-solver, advocate and cheerleader for girls. Click here to learn more information.