This year, we honored 37 amazing Girl Scouts from western Washington at our Gold Award Gala on June 25—along with 11 Gold Award earners from sister councils throughout the rest of Washington and northern Idaho — and celebrated the work of 213 girls who earned their Silver Award. Together, these young women dedicated thousands of hours to create change in their communities.
Governor Jay Inslee created a proclamation declaring June 25 Girl Scout Gold Award Day across the state of Washington, and during the gala, Patty Murray—Washington’s senior U.S. Senator—shared a message with our Highest Award earners. As Washington’s first female Senator and a Girl Scout alumna, Senator Murray explained how Girl Scouts gave her the courage to take a stand to change things in her community and, now, our country!
100 Years of Service and Leadership
Girl Scouts was founded by Juliette Gordon Low in Savannah, Georgia, in 1912. Just four years later, the Golden Eagle of Merit was created, which was an award to distinguish Girl Scouts who displayed the utmost leadership and service. The name and requirements have changed over the years, but what remains the same is the passion and commitment displayed by the earners. What an incredible milestone for this year’s Gold Award earners to be a part of. Here’s to another 100!