Over the last century, young women have honed their leadership skills to earn the highest award in Girl Scouts.
While this award has gone by many names—starting as the Golden Eaglet of Merit in 1916 and becoming the Gold Award in 1980—it’s always recognized girls who take action to make our world a better place. Gold Award earners do good work in our backyard, throughout our country and on the other side of the planet!
Now it’s time to celebrate the Gold Award Centennial—and we want you to join us!
Throughout the next Girl Scout membership year, we’ll throw parties and offer special activities for everyone to get involved. Here are just a few ways you can join the fun … Read more
What’s your story?
We know you’ve got one! Everyone has a story, but Girl Scouts, in particular, have especially cool ones.
Why is your story different? Because you’ve done things not every girl has. You might have gotten over your fear of heights by climbing a rock wall at camp (or even a mountain!). Perhaps you took a trip to Peru or watched turtles bask in the sand on the Galapagos Islands. Or maybe you stayed close to home, and started a recycling program, painted a mural or created an urban garden in a part of town no one noticed, and now you’ve changed things for a lot of people!
Did you do something cool with your cookie money? Discover new talents you never knew you had? Made lasting friendships? Had a troop leader who inspired you? Read more
Girl Scouts is #ForEVERYGirl! This year, we received a $100K donation to help 500 girls participate in Girl Scouts. However, when the donor asked us to guarantee that the money wouldn’t be used to help transgender girls, we gave the money back. Then, we launched a grassroots campaign to raise back this $100K! (Find our more here: http://bit.ly/1FPdIa3)
We were been blown away by the outpouring of support and want to say a big THANK YOU to the thousands of people who made a gift! This donor wall celebrates all supporters who gave and requested a perk. Thank you for standing up #ForEVERYGirl! Read more
This year, we honored 22 amazing Girl Scouts from western Washington at our Gold Award Gala—along with six of our sister Girl Scouts from eastern and southwest Washington and Idaho. Together, these young women dedicated thousands of hours to create change in their communities.
During the gala, Patty Murray—Washington state’s senior U.S. Senator—shared a message with our Highest Award earners. As Washington’s first female Senator and a Girl Scout alumnae, Senator Murray explained how Girl Scouts exposed her to ideas and possibilities she could never have imagined.
Please join Senator Patty Murray and all the Girl Scouts of Western Washington staff in congratulating these incredible young women! Read more
Over the past year, 243 local Girl Scouts from eleven counties completed almost 13,000 hours of service through 115 Silver Award Projects. Those are some incredible numbers!
Projects ranged from hosting a gigantic career fair and helping recruit guide dog volunteers, to teaching girls about snap circuits and building a sustainable greenhouse entirely out of plastic bottles. How cool is that?
Here’s a snapshot of just ten of these great projects—get ideas, get inspired, or just get excited about the amazing girls who are making a difference in our community … Read more
Andie Mitchell saw a need in her community and took action to improve it, but that’s just a small part of this Girl Scout’s journey.
Andie, a Bainbridge Island native, knew she wanted to complete her Gold Award—the highest award a Girl Scout can receive—but was unsure what her community needed. It was a meeting with the parks department that introduced her to rain gardens.
“When I started, I didn’t even know what a rain garden was, but now I’m a huge supporter of them,” Andie says.
She teamed up with the parks department and a local rain garden expert to convert a swampy, marshy area near the beach into a native plant oasis that would absorb water and filter pollutants from the road above. Read more