The most coveted distinctions in Girl Scouting are the Girl Scout Bronze Award, the Girl Scout Silver Award, and the Girl Scout Gold Award. Girl Scouts of Rhode Island, Inc. awards these distinctions to girls who have completed exceptional projects that respond to needs within the community.
Click on the links below to access GSUSA's website for everything you need to know about the Girl Scout Gold, Silver and Bronze awards. But remember, please use GSRI's proposal and report forms INSTEAD OF the ones that appear on the GSUSA website.
Click here to read all about the impressive "Class of 2013" Gold Award recipients from our council (pictured below).
And, in 2013, for the second time, we sponsored a local Young Women of Distinction Awards in which a panel of judges selected the three top Gold Award projects for their extra special creativity and sustainability. Our 2013 Young Women of Distinction Awards winners were:
Lindsay Gimple: Winner and recipient of a $1,000 scholarship. Lindsay is a Girl Scout from Troop #932 in Pawcatuck, CT. She has been a Girl Scout for 13 years. For her Gold Award project, Lindsay partnered with New England Science and Sailing Foundation to create murals and games that would inspire younger children to love the local marine environment.
Click here for a video of Lindsay talking about her Gold Award project.
April Harff: Runner-up and recipient of a $500 scholarship.
April is a Girl Scout from Troop #426 in Barrington, RI. She has been a Girl Scout for 13 years. For her Gold Award project, April created an awareness campaing called Stop Assault Against Femals (Project SAAF). The campaign -- which was directed at teenagers -- is designed to raise awareness about sexual violence and its prevalence in today's society.
Alison Jeffrey: Runner-up and recipient of a $500 scholarship.
Alison is a Girl Scout from Troop #106 in Lincoln, RI. She's been a Girl Scout for 12 years. For her Gold Award project, Alison created a garden area at the Women's Center of Rhode Island, which assists victims of domestic violence. The garden provides fresh herbs and vegetables for the women in the center to use in their cooking.
Click here for a video of Alison talking about her Gold Award project.
Special thanks to GS alumna and previous Gold Award recipient, Bonnie Bryden, for the production of these videos!
Pictured below (left to right) are Alison Jeffrey, April Harff, Lindsay Gimple and Bonnie Bryden:
Show the community your company cares! Contact Nicole Kelly for information about sponsoring the annual Gold Award Luncheon & Ceremony in June.
Find all the Gold Award forms you'll need on our Forms page.
Find all the Gold Award publications you'll need on our Publications page.
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