Building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place

national ywodGirl Scouts of the USA, the premier leadership organization dedicated to building girls of courage, confidence and character, has unveiled its 2013 National Young Women of Distinction. The 10 young ladies chosen have earned the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting. Requirements for the award culminate, by completing a “take action” project that has a measurable and sustainable difference in their communities.

Gold Award recipients have already changed the world – as high school students. The Gold Award honors leadership in the Girl Scout tradition: two-thirds of America’s most accomplished women in public service are former Girl Scouts. The 2013 Girl Scout Gold Award recipients implemented diverse projects, ranging from building libraries for children of migrant workers, hosting large scale events for travel to Tanzania to build water retention systems, increasing knowledge and level of interest of high school young women towards STEM Careers, to name a few.

The 2013 National Young Women of Distinction were selected by an external selection committee with representatives from leading nonprofit organizations, Girl Scout partners and funders.

To find out more about the 10 National Young Women of Distinction recipients as well as the five honorable mentions, click here.

If you are working on earning your Girl Scout Gold Award – tell us about it so we can tell your local community what wonderful things you’re doing! E-mail details of your project to kdunne@gsnypenn.org.

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