The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest award that a Girl Scout
age 14-18may earn, and 11 Girl Scouts across the Girl Scouts of
Kansas Heartland council recently accomplished this coveted
honor over the 2012-2013 season.
did you know?
A Girl Scout who has earned her Gold Award
immediately raises one rank in any of the U.S.
A number of college scholarship
opportunities await girls who have earned
the Gold Award.
Girl Scouts of the USA recognizes the
extraordinary achievements of Girl Scout Gold
Award projects by selecting and honoring the
National YoungWomen of Distinction.
a 2013 graduate
of Goodland High School, focused
her Gold Award project on increasing
tourismoff of I-70 into the heart
of her hometown. Brooke shared,
“My goal was to spark an interest in
visitors to exploremy community
and their own.” Brooke worked
to organize and personalize a
tour of local points of interest including historical and
cultural. The tour is available online for mobile devices
as well as an electronic kiosk located on site of the
giant Van Gogh painting, a Goodland treasure.
, a junior at Thomas-
More Prep Marian High School of
Hays, focused her Gold Award project
making literacy kits for Spanish-
speaking families in USD 489. Allison
shared, “my goal was to create a tool
that will benefit not only the children,
but the whole family because they
are learning English together.” Brooke
worked to organize these literacy kits as well as a check out
system for other teachers in the district. The kits included
a book, a
cd recording of
the book, and a
game to reinforce
, a 2013 graduate of
Dodge City High School, focused her
Gold Award project on addressing
safety and obesity in the public. It involved creating large
walking trail signs that included safety regulations and
mileage for local walking trails. Jennifer shared, “Personally,
this has taught me that if you’re doing something impactful
and you let others know about it, the community will
respond in a positive way and help you out.” Jennifer
worked to organize a bake sale to raise funds for the signs
and held a public naming contest gaining public interaction.
GOLD AWARD RECIPIENTS
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