Girl Scouts of Wisconsin to Celebrate 100 Years of Girl Scout Gold Award
On Tuesday, May 24, Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast will recognize a significant milestone in the Girl Scout Movement, the centennial of the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest achievement in Girl Scouting, during their 2016 Highest Awards Celebration. At the celebration, 13 Girl Scouts will be receiving their Gold Award and 603 Girl Scouts will be receiving their Girl Scout Silver and Bronze Awards, the second and third highest awards in Girl Scouting.
The event will take place from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM at the Milwaukee Theatre.
Since 1916, Girl Scouts have been earning their Gold Awards by leading projects that create meaningful, sustainable change in their communities and around the world. Through the Gold Award, a century of girls have had the opportunity to discover their passions and connect with others to solve community problems and make the world a better place.
This year’s Gold Award recipients provided sustainable solutions to help change the world with projects such as:
- Traveling to Vietnam to help build an organic produce garden in a rural community because the people there had no stable food source.
- Revamping lake access on Little Muskego Lake to provide public fishing.
- Introducing a music therapy program to residents of a senior living facility.
- Making a Buddy Bench for an elementary school in order to eliminate bullying and loneliness.
“Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast is excited to highlight the accomplishments of these girls and to join with them in celebrating 100 years of Girl Scout Gold Award excellence, innovation, and community leadership,” said Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast CEO Christy L. Brown. “Through this tradition, we help future generations of girls who are empowered to follow their dreams, discover their passions, and make a global impact.”