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Girl Recognition

An important part of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience is recognizing girls- through awards and scholarship opportunities! Check below for scholarship opportunities as well as opportunities to nominate Girl Scouts in Orange County for the amazing things they do!



GSOC Board of Directors Girl Advisory Member

2016 Call for Applications- due Feb 17, 2016
For Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors in grade 9-11

Apply now to serve as a Girl Advisory Member for the GSOC Board of Directors!  This is an exciting leadership opportunity for girls who are interested in planning for the future of Girl Scouting and have the time to prepare for and participate in approximately 12 meetings per year. More info


Girl Scout Recognition Event video 2015

Girl Scout Recognition Event - Save the Date! Sunday, June 12, 2016  Levels:  All

Thank you to all who attended the 2015 celebration of our girls and adult members!  Click here to view the program from this event and take a look at our celebration video by clciking on the image above.

Join us at the Disneyland Hotel for our annual recognition brunch honoring the accomplishments and contributions of our very own Girl Scouts.  Girls and adults will be honored.  More info

Call for Girl Award Nominations - due March 12, 2016  Levels:  Cadette, Senior, Ambassador

An important part of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience is recognizing girls!  Each year, GSOC recognizes girls at the Recognition Event.  See the Overview of Girl Awards

The Outstanding Senior Girl Scout Recognition, Juliette Low Spirit of Girl Scouting Award, and Take Action Awards are presented as a surprise at the annual Recognition Event.  Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors can be nominated by their Advisor, Service Unit Manager, or other Girl Scout adult volunteer OR by a sister Girl Scout Ambassador.  In addition, eligible girls will be recognized as Graduating Seniors, Ten Year Award recipients, Gold Award recipients, and Bridge to Adult recipients; please submit the Girl Awards Request Form to submit names and details for eligible Girl Scouts.

Celebrate Leadership 2015

Nominate a Girl Scout for Celebrate Leadership 2016 -due April 15  Levels:  All

Celebrate Leadership is a Girl Scout Council of Orange County annual fundraising event, and we're looking for a few great Girl Scout representatives!  Selected Girl Scouts will have the opportunity to share their Girl Scout story with 400+ community leaders, receive professional speaking training and coaching, participate in a professional photo shoot with an OC community leader and more!  Nominate a girl today using the online Nomination Form (for the nominator), Nominee Form (for the parent/girl) and Reference Form (for two references).  Learn more


Scholarship Opportunities


Vital Link 2016 My Dream Career Photo Contest - Deadline February 12

If you are between the ages of 12 and 25 and want the world to know what your aspirations are... then this is the contest for you!  Ask someone snap a picture of you demonstrating your “dream career” and you could win up to $300!


Alcoa Foundation Chuck McLane Scholarship - Application Deadline February 15

Girl Scout Gold Award Recipients in grade 12 whose projects involved STEM are eligible to request an application for the 2016 Alcoa Chuck McLane Scholarship, $10,000 college scholarship awarded to two Girl Scout Gold Award recipients nationally.



VFW Scout of the Year - Deadline March 1

The VFW Scout of the Year program recognizes Scouts who display standout citizenship, patriotism and love of country.  Girl Scouts age 15 and older who have earned the Girl Scout Gold Award have the opportunity to be rewarded with college scholarships of up to $5,000.


KPMG Future Leaders Program - Deadline February 28

The 2016 KPMG Future Leaders Program awards 16 high school senior girls with a scholarship of $10,000 for each of four years of college, attendance at a three-day KPMG Future Leaders Retreat at Stanford University in July, and KPMG Future Leaders Mentoring Program participation for a year. Applications are currently being accepted by the office of Condoleezza Rice.



Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes - Deadline April 15

The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes celebrates inspiring, public-spirited young people from diverse backgrounds all across North America.  Established in 2001 by author T.A. Barron, the Barron Prize annually honors 25 outstanding young leaders ages 8 to 18 who have made a significant positive impact on people, their communities, and the environment.  The 15 winners each receive $5,000 to be applied to their higher education or to their service project.



Lead2Feed World Hunger Leadership Challenge - Deadline April 8

The USA TODAY Charitable Foundation and the Lift a Life Foundation, with assistance from the Yum! Foundation awards $5,000 - $25,000 to encourage middle and high school students to hone leadership skills by completing a service-learning project that solves hunger issues.  Girl Scout teams ages 11-18 are eligible to enter to win prizes for their chosen charity.



Search additional scholarships available for Girl Scouts by state on the national website