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 Southeastern New England 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 GSSNE's proposal and report forms, located here, INSTEAD OF the ones that appear on the GSUSA website.
Click here to read all about the impressive "Class of 2014" Gold Award recipients from our council (pictured below).
And, in 2014, for the third 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 2014 Young Women of Distinction Awards winners were:
Melissa Mirza: Winner and recipient of a $1,000 scholarship. Melissa is a Girl Scout from Troop #772 in North Attleboro, MA. She has been a Girl Scout for 12 years. For her Gold Award project, Melissa created a performance piece entitled Trapped in order to create awareness about teenage depression and suicide prevention.
Click here for a video of Melissa talking about her Gold Award project.
Haley Wohlever: Runner-up and recipient of a $500 scholarship.
Haley is a Girl Scout from Troop #563 in Barrington, RI. She has been a Girl Scout for 12 years. For her Gold Award project, Haley created a design and five- year implementation plan for the safe, recreational use of three adjacent parcels of undeveloped land in the Town of Barrington.
Click here for a vide of Haley talking about her Gold Award project.
Angela Paoletta: Runner-up and recipient of a $500 scholarship.
Alison is a Girl Scout from Troop #162 in Hope, RI. She's been a Girl Scout for 11 years. For her Gold Award project, Angela created an interactive workshop that allowed children to understand what it might be like to have a physical or mental impairment or disability.
Click here for a video of Angela 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 Neil Stamps (CEO), Brendan Kirby (The Rhode Show), Melissa Mirza, Angela Paoletta, and Haley Wohlever before their appearance on The Rhode Show:
Show the community your company cares! Contact Jill Martens for information about sponsoring the next Gold Award Luncheon & Ceremony in June 2015.
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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If you have any questions, please contact Laurie Pansa, Director of Program and Training at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 401.331.4500 x1400.