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Girl Scouts of the USA Celebrates International Day of the Girl by Honoring Nearly 3,500 Girls of the 2022 Gold Award Class
The 2022 class of Gold Award Girl Scouts used practical leadership skills to create sustainable impact in their communities and become the next generation of influential leaders.
Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA)* is recognizing the 3,500 members of the 2022 Gold Award Girl Scout* class. They identified the root cause of pressing issues in their communities, created sustainable solutions, and took action to earn the Gold Award. This year’s class of world-changers invested over 300,000 hours in addressing real-life problems such as environmental sustainability, racial justice, mental and emotional wellness, and gender inequality in STEM.
As Gold Award Girl Scouts* they learned how to tap into the world-changing power within them. They took the lead in designing and enacting a plan for change, providing innovative solutions to address issues in their community and beyond.
GSUSA CEO Sofia Chang
“We applaud the 2022 class of Gold Award Girl Scouts and their dedication to improving their communities and the world,” said GSUSA CEO Sofia Chang. “Gold Award Girl Scouts harness their innovation, vision, and civic mindedness to identify problems, create solutions, and make a sustainable impact that will continue to benefit others for years to come. This is a significant milestone in their leadership journeys, and we know that they are just getting started.”
The 2022 Gold Award Girl Scouts* demonstrate the breadth of issues American teens feel are most prevalent in society today. The most frequent project focuses include:
- Environment and Sustainability (13%): including climate change, pollution, alternative energy, clean water, farming, and preserving outdoor spaces
- Education (11%): including literacy, career training, and financial know-how
- Physical health (9%): including fitness, nutrition, drug abuse, and global health
- Mental Health (9%): suicide prevention, self-esteem, self-image, self-care, and body positivity
- Arts, Culture, and Heritage (7%): including cultural awareness, languages, historic preservation, performing arts, visual arts, and music
GSUSA’s* 111 councils were each provided the opportunity to nominate one of their outstanding Gold Award Girl Scouts* to receive a national scholarship for over $2,000 each. The Girl Scouts* Gold Award scholarship recipients represent $225,000 invested, made possible by Insight Global, The Coca-Cola Foundation, and Kappa Delta Foundation.
Gold Award Girl Scouts* become innovative problem-solvers, empathetic leaders, confident public speakers, and focused project managers. They learn resourcefulness, tenacity, and decision-making skills, giving them an edge personally and professionally. As they take action to transform their world, Gold Award Girl Scouts* gain tangible skills and prove they’re the leaders our world needs.
Changing the world doesn’t end when a Girl Scout* earns her Gold Award
According to recent research, Gold Award Girl Scouts* are more likely to fill leadership roles at work and in their personal lives. They’re more civically engaged than their non-Girl Scout* peers. Eighty-seven percent (87%) of Gold Award Girl Scouts* agree that earning their Gold Award gave them skills that help them succeed professionally. Seventy-two percent (72%) said earning their Gold Award helped them get a scholarship. Changing the world doesn’t end when a Girl Scout* earns her Gold Award. Ninety-nine percent (99%) of Gold Award Girl Scout* alums take on leadership roles in their everyday lives.
Check out the list of the 2022’s outstanding Gold Award projects.
Source: Girl Scouts of the USA via PR News Wire