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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!


Join the Go-Getter Patrol: Girl Scouts are often asked to take the lead through their participation in special opportunities. Whether they inspire audiences by giving a speech, answer questions on a panel, present the flag, or sing Girl Scout songs, these activities help girls connect with their community!

To join the Go-Getter Patrol, simply complete this form for a girl, or the whole troop, and you will be added to a list of Go-Getter Girl Scouts!

Go-Getter Patrol Form

Girl Scouts of all ages are welcome to apply. When an opportunity arises that matches your indicated interests, our team will be in touch!

Internship Opportunity


G-TEAM 2020 –  National Internship Opportunity for Girl Scouts in Grades 8-10
Apply by 11/19/18

G.I.R.L. 2020 will be planned by a team of 25 Girl Scouts called the  G-TEAM. Members of this team will guide the overall direction of G.I.R.L. 2020 and have the opportunity to participate in field-specific internships in areas such as Marketing, Event Production, Governance, Logistics, and more. The G-TEAM will spend two years planning for G.I.R.L. 2020, including in-person planning sessions in Orlando, Florida and New York City (all expenses paid by Girl Scouts). At the event in Orlando, the G-TEAM will be both the behind-the-scenes and on-the-stage leaders for this major event.

All Girl Scouts who are currently in grades 8–10 are eligible to apply. The application opens October 19, 2018 and closes November 19, 2018 at midnight eastern time.

 Download G-TEAM Internship Information now!

2019 Girl Award Nominations


2019 Girl Award Nominations
Levels:  Cadette, Senior, Ambassador
An important part of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience is recognizing girls! Each year, GSOC recognizes Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors at the GSOC Recognition Event in June.  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.


Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program honors youth in grades 5-12 for making meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service.  Middle level and high school students are recognized annually for outstanding service to others at the local, state, and national level.  Top state-level honorees receive $1,000 and an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. for a gala awards ceremony and other exciting events.

Recognition Opportunities


2019 Call for Applications: GSOC Board of Directors Girl Advisory Members
Applications due February 15, 2019

Girl Scouts in grades 9-11 apply 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/events per year

Celebrate Leadership 2015

Call for 2019 Celebrate Leadership Girl Representatives
Completed nominations are due by April 15, 2019
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! 


Girl Scout Graduation Regalia Now Available - Graduating from High School this year? Check out the all-new Girl Scouts Graduation regalia now available through the Shop! Celebrate your go-getter with the Girl Scouts stole, tassel, and recognition cords. Order online.

Scholarship Opportunities


Cirkled in Scholarship
Apply by 12/31/18
The Cirkled in Scholarship is a $2500 scholarship for 8-12th grade students that can apply to any educational need, such as tuition, books, supplies, or transportation.  It’s an easy scholarship to apply for, with no income requirements, no minimum GPA and no lengthy essay to write.


Cox Scholars 
Cox Charities awards college scholarships to graduating high school seniors who are residents of Southern California.


Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program
Girl Scout Ambassadors in Grade 12 Apply by 12/7/18
The Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program recognizes high school seniors for their community service, academic performance and leadership skills.  Selected students will receive a $2,500 award.


Disneyland Dreamers & Doers
Anaheim Students Apply by 11/30/18
Disneyland Resort Dreamers & Doers celebrates the power of possibility and recognizes high school students who are taking action to improve their communities and schools.


KPMG Future Leaders Program
Annually, top female high school seniors from around the country are selected to participate in the KPMG Future Leaders Program and receive a scholarship of $10,000 per year through four years of college. Selected students attend a three-day retreat at Stanford University the summer before their freshman year of college and take part in a yearlong mentoring program, paired with a female leader participating in the KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit. 


Dragon Kim Foundation Fellowship Program
Dragon Kim Fellowship Program awards up to $5,000 community service grants to support motivated high school students who want to create and manage a program next summer that will make an impact in the community.​


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


Lead2Feed World Hunger Leadership Challenge 
The Lead2Feed Challenge, created by the Foundation for Impact on Literacy and Learning Inc. and the Lift a Life Foundation gives middle and high school students a jump start into the real world of leadership by offering comprehensive lessons aligned to standards and 21st-century skills and compete for a chance to win grants and tech products.


Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes
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 and awards scholarships to 25 outstanding young leaders ages 8 to 18 who have made a significant positive impact on people, their communities, and the environment.


Rover College Scholarship
Graduating high school seniors write a 400-500 word essay for a chance to win $2500.


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