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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!

Congratulations to the 116 Girl Scout Gold Award Recipients for the 2015-2016 Membership Year! View the list here.


Celebrate Leadership 2015

Cox Scholars – Application deadline is February 1  Cox Charities awards college scholarships to graduating high school seniors who are residents of Southern California.  Learn more.


Celebrate Leadership 2015

Apply to Be a Girl Board Advisory Member - due Feb. 15, 2017  Levels: Seniors, Ambassadors

This is an exciting leadership opportunity for Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts interested in planning the future of Girl Scouting in the OC. Girls will participate in approximately 12 meetings per year with the GSOC Board among other duties and responsibilities. Learn more.



Girl Award Nominations - due March 12

Each year, GSOC recognizes Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors at the GSOC 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.


Girl Scout Recognition Event video 2015

Thank you for attending the Girl Scouts Celebrate! Recognition Event on June 12, 2016!

Thank you for joining us at the Disneyland Hotel for our annual recognition brunch honoring the accomplishments and contributions of our very own Girl Scouts and volunteers. View photos from the event and download the souvenir program!


Celebrate Leadership 2015

Nominate a Girl Scout for Celebrate Leadership 2017 - 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


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


$10k Scholarship for Gold Award Recipients! - Feb. 1, 2017

The 2017 Chuck McLane Scholarship made possible through the generous support of the Arconic Foundation (formerly called Alcoa Foundation), is a $10,000 college scholarship awarded to two Girl Scout Gold Award recipients whose Gold Award project involved science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) (PDF) and who plan to pursue a STEM-related college degree and career. This is a national program and GSOC is looking for two nominees to represent Orange County. Request an application today and submit your materials to us by February 1, 2017.