Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Gold-Striving Girls

All three of the girls in my Ambassador Girl Scout Troop have now gotten their Gold Award proposals approved and are starting on their projects!  So exciting!!!

Everyone asks "is that like the Eagle Award?" and it is, in the sense that it is the highest award a girl can earn in Girl Scouting.  It is also not, however.  The Girl Scouts do not award Gold Awards for building ramps and benches - that's the sort of thing little 5th grade Junior Girl Scouts do for Take-Action projects when earning little Journey awards.  The Gold Award is much more involved. Projects must show leadership, meet a community need, have a lasting effect and have global implications.

 Like the quote about Ginger Rogers doing everything Fred Astaire could do - in heels and backwards, Ladies, in heels and backwards...

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