No matter where you stand politically, in order to be an active engaged citizen, it’s important to understand the basics of government. According to the Nation’s Report Card , only 24 percent of eighth-graders are proficient in civics , and, per the Annenberg Public Policy Center, only two in five American adults can name all three branches of government.
Girl Scout Suhani started her Gold Award, 1000 Bits of Hope, to help bridge the gender gap in computer science. Here are her best tips in starting your own successful Gold Award!
Girl Scout Ambassador Arpitha saw first-hand how visual impairment can make even basic tasks impossible for people around the world. With the help of her robotics training in Girl Scouts, her Gold Award project is changing people’s lives for the better.
Like the game Telephone, with each retelling, little facts about the Gold Award and how you earn one get confused and changed into something different. But there’s no reason to be intimidated by Girl Scouts’ highest award! It’s time for some myth-busting—here are eight things you may not know about the Gold Award:
The last step of the Gold Award is the Final Report: 10 questions that explore every aspect of her work. Luckily, our Gold Award Committee experts are here to lend guidance on the Final Report so that your Girl Scout can go for the Gold!
Looking to write the perfect Gold Award project proposal? We’ve collected helpful insight from committee members who have evaluated hundreds of Gold Award projects! Get started on your path to Gold!
Whether your Girl Scouts are planning a Bronze, Silver, or Gold Award project, organizing a community service trip, or hoping to get into their perfect college, your girls can achieve their dreams with these tips on setting S.M.A.R.T.E.R. goals.
As the biggest Take Action project you can take on as a Girl Scout, a Gold Award has to go further than collecting, making, or donating items—it has to be sustainable and measurable. Here are some tips on what to consider so your girl’s Gold Award project leaves a lasting impression.
So your girl has chosen the topic for her Gold Award, identified a root cause, and identified a problem to solve. Now, it’s time to plan the project, and that means laying out a timeline and budget.
In Girl Scouts, our girls do a lot of projects that help our local communities and make the world a better place, but some awards require them to go a step further and Take Action. In this blog post, Courtney breaks down both community service projects and Take Action projects, so you and your girls can better understand the difference between the two.
With summer in full swing, now’s the perfect time to inspire your girls to give back to the community, because unlike your girls, your community’s needs don’t get to take a break.
So you’re ready to start your Gold Award project plan—now what? More than a community service project, the Gold Award is based around a well-researched and sustainable Take Action Project. You’ll be taking an issue you’re passionate about and making a big difference on a local, national, or even global scale, and you’re in charge every step of the way. Where do you even begin?