Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) recently announced that the organization is officially bringing all Girl Scout alums who have earned the highest award in Girl Scouting—formerly known as the First Class, the Curved Bar, and the Golden Eaglet and now the Girl Scout Gold Award—into the Gold Award Girl Scout family. With this initiative, … Continue reading Girl Scouts Welcomes All Highest Award Alums to the Gold Award Girl Scout Family
Isabel Pitstick from Thousand Oaks has recently completed her Gold Award with her project, Mountain Meadows Sensory Room. She noticed the lack of funding for special needs departments at local school districts, and that fundraising efforts were usually used for other purposes. Isabel sought out to address the need of students in special education to … Continue reading Gold Award Girl Scouts – Isabel Pitstick
Caelyn Pender from Westlake High School has recently earned her Gold Award. Caelyn’s idea for her project stemmed from her volunteer experience with the Glenwood Elementary Study Buddies program, when she noticed that children were consistently behind in their reading skills. Seeking a way to help schools who didn’t offer this kind of program for … Continue reading Gold Award Girl Scouts – Caelyn Pender
Girl Scout Camryn More from Salinas has recently earned her Gold Award. Recognizing the ill-functioning water fountains at San Benancio Middle School, Camryn went to the Washington Union School District Board to initiate change within her community. Not only did the lack of functioning fountains have a negative impact on students, but it was also … Continue reading Gold Award Girl Scouts – Camryn More
The girls of Troop 50124 in Santa Barbara County have recently earned their Silver Awards for their Lake Cachuma Fish Habitat project. Due to a previous drought, the fish habitat in Lake Cachuma has suffered. Cadette Girl Scouts Annika Wagner-Swanson, Clara Cassin, and Lily Cassin met with Chris Goldblatt, founder of Fish Reef Project, in … Continue reading Silver Spotlight – Lake Cachuma Fish Habitat
Girl Scout Caroline Dority from Westlake Village wanted to bring companionship into the lives of the hospice patients she volunteered with. While brainstorming ideas for her Gold Award project, she found inspiration through the elderly community. Committing over 100 hours of her time, Caroline sewed and donated stuffed bears for hospice patients with the intention … Continue reading Gold Award Girl Scouts – Caroline Dority
Katie Adams of Troop 40146 in Atascadero, CA has recently completed her Gold Award project.
Girl Scouts of Troop 60137 in Westlake Village have recently earned their Silver Awards with their project, “Crayons for Kids – Not Landfills.” After recognizing that hundreds of crayons a year are thrown away at schools and popular restaurants, contributing to landfills, the girls set out to turn waste into a resource. The Silver Award … Continue reading Silver Spotlight – Crayons for Kids
Shelby O’Neil of our very own Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast has been named a 2018 National Gold Award Girl Scout, the highest award a Girl Scout can earn. Approximately 5 percent of Girl Scouts earn their Gold Award each year, and GSUSA selects just ten of these incredible candidates to receive such a … Continue reading Going for Gold: Shelby O’Neil
(From today's GSUSA's Blog) Nicole, Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast Girl Scout Nicole recently earned the Gold Award for her project, Back to Basics, to pay homage to her grandmother, who’s in a sewing circle, as well as introduce the art of sewing to kids—both girls and boys. Nicole’s goal was to create 150 … Continue reading Nicole Bastanchury Goes Gold!