Girl Perspectives: Making the World a Better Place (Kathryn)

Girl Scout Kathryn shares how her Girl Scout Gold Award project is leaving a lasting impact in her local community and the world.  I have been a Girl Scout since I was a Daisy and I am writing today as someone in whom Girl Scouts has built courage, character and confidence through her involvement. My involvement empowered … Continue reading Girl Perspectives: Making the World a Better Place (Kathryn)

Leaders of Today and Tomorrow

By Kathy Higgins, President, BCBSNC Foundation and VP Corporate Affairs, Blue Cross Blue Shield North Carolina For more than 80 years, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina has recognized the power of girls through our sponsorship of the Girl Scout Gold Awards, the highest honor in Girl Scouting. This year, our organization was … Continue reading Leaders of Today and Tomorrow

Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines Celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the Girl Scout Gold Award

By Eileen Miller, Program Director Our Council celebrated the anniversary of the Girl Scout Gold Award with a commemorative Centennial Celebration at the North Carolina Executive Mansion on June 1, 2016. The celebration, sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, recognized the achievements of all recipients of this prestigious award, or its … Continue reading Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines Celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the Girl Scout Gold Award

Why A Girl Scout Goes for Gold

  By Eileen Miller, Program Director There are countless reasons why Girl Scouts across the nation decide to #GoGold and earn the Girl Scout Gold Award. Perhaps a Girl Scout is inspired by a family member fighting an illness, or she learns members of her community are in need of clothing or academic support.  She may … Continue reading Why A Girl Scout Goes for Gold

Tips for Going Gold: Working with the Girl Scout Gold Award Committee

By Eileen Miller, Program Director When a girl decides to #GoGold and earn her Girl Scout Gold Award, you can see the spark of change ignite within her. She’s ready to make an impact, big and small, and is dedicated to creating a sustainable project within her community. Since council unification in 2007, Girl Scouts … Continue reading Tips for Going Gold: Working with the Girl Scout Gold Award Committee

Happy Birthday to the Girl Scout Gold Award!

  By Eileen Miller, Program Director This year marks the 100th anniverary of the Girl Scout Gold Award which is the highest achievement a Girl Scout can earn.  While it has gone through numerous changes over the years (Golden Eaglet of Merit, Golden Eaglet, First Class, Curved Bar, Gold Bar and Gold Award), the meaning of this … Continue reading Happy Birthday to the Girl Scout Gold Award!