This year, 14 girls from our Council earned their Girl Scout Gold Award. The Gold Award is the highest award a Girl Scout can earn and a significant moment in her life as a leader. The Gold Award cannot be won, but rather earned by taking the lead on a major project. Gold Award projects make a positive difference in the lives of people in their community by benefiting homeless shelters, animal shelters, parks, cemeteries, and countless others.
Pictured are the young women of Eau Claire troop 3245 who earned their Gold Awards this year. The troop has been together since the girls were young, and they have made wonderful memories over the years. Gold Award recipient Alex Beckfield said,
I am so lucky to have been part of such an amazing and active group of girls. We were able to do fun projects together that benefited the community, like making hundreds of tissue paper flowers for the Children’s Legacy Luncheon, planting flowers with kids at the Boys & Girls Club, and making tie blankets for Beacon House. We went camping at Beaver Creek, Camp Nawakwa, and Camp Ehawee. We did lots of cooking over the fire, kayaking and canoeing, stargazing, and hiking. The most memorable trip we took was to South Dakota. One of the unforgettable things we were able to do there was a flag ceremony at Mount Rushmore. We were able to see the tourist attractions and at the same time grow in friendship.
Congratulations to this year’s Girl Scout Gold Award recipients! Read more about all 14 of this year’s Girl Scout Gold Award projects at gsnw.gl/goldstories.