Gold Award Girl Scouts are change-makers. They have changed the world, changed their lives, and earned the most prestigious award in Girl Scouting. Congratulations to the 45 Girl Scouts from across Colorado who earned the distinction of Gold Award Girl Scout, the highest honor in Girl Scouts, between March 1, 2021, and March 1, 2022. They include:
Kayla Bauer, Aurora Grace Bielefeldt, Highlands Ranch Samantha Bonfiglio Oswald, Westminster Ruby Boswell, Colorado Springs Caitlyn Branine, Centennial Hannah Brothers, Monument Kailani Cantu, Denver Gillian Clark, Steamboat Springs Natasha Curzon, Steamboat Springs Macy Dehm, Glenwood Springs Olivia DiGiacinto, Castle Rock Iris Eisele, Colorado Springs Brooke Ferrel, Castle Rock Hailey Forar, Littleton Lauren Frisch, Broomfield Celeste Fullerton, Carbondale Janae Gadbois, Thornton Bella Gigoux, Grand Junction Allison Graham, Colorado Springs Laura Greichen, Centennial Tessa Griffith, Hotchkiss Kaitlyn Harris, Aurora Anna Hartwick, Broomfield Jessica Johnson, Colorado Springs Jane Kealey, Denver Megan King, Monument Allison Kisicki, Arvada Jackie Lawless, Westminster Ciara Leal, Lakewood Kendyl MacAskill, Grand Junction Julia Martin, Castle Rock Nicole McCloskey, Colorado Springs Alexis Mobley, Aurora Sophie Reynolds, Castle Rock Heather Robson, Colorado Springs Genesis Rodriguez, Arvada Corinne Roe, Westminster Sarah Schumacher, Berthoud Madison Seckman, Centennial Larissa Snoddy, Colorado Springs Zofia Stroman, Steamboat Springs Jayden Thomason, Mancos Alexis Vaille, Dillon Willow Wilson, Westminster Hannah Wurl, Aurora
To earn the Gold Award, a Girl Scout identifies an issue in their community, drafts a plan to address a root cause, and leads a team of volunteers to implement it. When the project is complete, the Gold Award Girl Scout and their team have made a sustainable impact on the world that continues to last beyond their involvement.
It’s a huge accomplishment that also impacts the Gold Award Girl Scout as a person. How they see the world—and how the world sees them—is forever changed. It’s also a credential that will be with them for the rest of their life; having the Girl Scout Gold Award on a high school transcript or resumé can make a Girl Scout stand out when it comes to college admissions, scholarship applications, internships, and job interviews.
“Gold Award Girl Scouts don’t just change the world for the better, they change it for good—and these Girl Scouts embody everything this achievement stands for,” said Leanna Clark, chief executive officer of Girl Scouts of Colorado. “Each of these young women addressed an issue that’s important to her in order to earn her Gold Award, and we congratulate each of these Gold Award Girl Scouts on this momentous accomplishment.”