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 access GSRI's proposal and report forms!
Click here to read all about the impressive "class of 2012" Gold Award recipients from our council (pictured below).
And, in 2012, for the first 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 2012 Young Women of Distinction winners were:
Emily Holmes: Winner and recipient of a $1,000 scholarship. Emily was a Girl Scout in Troop 1114, Fall River, MA. For her Gold Award project, Emily created “Bowling for All, Fun for All”, a bowling league catering to children with all levels of disabilities. Click here for a video of Emily.
Sandanie Ambalangodage: Runner-up and recipient of a $500 scholarship.
Sandanie is a Girl Scout from Troop #170 in Smithfield, RI. For her Gold Award project, Sandanie raised money in both the United States and Sri Lanka to buy toys, towels, mosquito nets and life-saving injections for young cancer patients at a hospital in Sri Lanka. Click here for a video of Sandanie.
Ana Opishinski: Runner-up and recipient of a $500 scholarship.
Ana is a Girl Scout from Troop #609 in East Greenwich, RI. For her Gold Award project, Ana created a website where people can anonymously report instances of bullying. The website, called “The Bully Track, Rhode Island,” collects and displays data so that people are able to view and understand this issue. Click here for a video of Ana.
Special thanks to GS alumna Bonnie Bryden for the production of these videos!
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