Hello Colorado! I’d like to introduce myself, Aimee Bianca, as the new Highest Awards Manager for Girl Scouts of Colorado, effective July 6, 2015. I moved to Colorado about a year ago and joined GSCO as seasonal recruitment staff and became a Volunteer Support Specialist in October. Before moving to Colorado I was the Highest Awards Specialist for Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey. When I decided to make the move to this beautiful state it was bittersweet because I loved my job in NJ and am very passionate about the Highest Awards program and developing leadership skills for older girls. So, I am absolutely thrilled to take on this new role, expand and improve our highest awards program, and see more girls throughout the state earn their Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards!
Each of the Highest Awards is an opportunity for girls to build real leadership skills that will greatly benefit them later in life. The Bronze Award is the first time that girls get to create a plan from the ground up and see it through to the end. The Silver Award is where girls work in small groups to make an impact in their community and take on a major leadership role. The Gold Award is the highest achievement in Girl Scouting – girls are expected to identify a real issue that they care about, develop a plan to make a positive impact on that issue, make sure the plan is sustainable, and then share their experience with others. It is certainly not easy for girls to earn their Gold but it is the goal of GSCO to develop the necessary tools, resources, and support so that any girl interested in earning her Gold is successful.
GSCO has recently published a few new resources on the website to help girls, troop leaders, and parents learn more about the Highest Awards program and processes. Check out these amazing resources:
Please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any Highest Awards questions or concerns. I’m so excited to see how girls in Colorado take action and make the world a better place!