Girl Recognition



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

The Outstanding Senior Girl Scout RecognitionJuliette 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.  More info

National Young Women of Distinction 2015
The National Young Woman of Distinction (NYWOD) is the highest honor in Girl Scouting.  It is given yearly to ten Girl Scout Gold Award recipients whose final projects demonstrated extraordinary leadership, had a measurable and sustainable impact, and addressed a local challenge that related to a national and/or global issue.  Meet the 2014 National Young Women of Distinction.

Each National Young Woman of Distinction will receive a $5,000 academic scholarship made possible by the Kappa Delta Foundation, a $10,000 Distinction scholarship award from GSUSA, training in public speaking, and recognition at an award ceremony held in October in New York City.

Girl Scout councils may select up to three nominees; if a council decides to nominate a girl, she must be registered with Go Gold Online.  Interested girls should email to request a nomination.

Any Girl Scout who completed her Girl Scout Gold Award between March 1, 2014, and April 1, 2015, is eligible to apply for 2015.  Deadline for applications is 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 29, 2015.  Late applications will not be considered.  Learn more

SAVE the DATE!  Girl Scout Recognition Event - Sunday, June 7, 2015
Levels:  All

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.  Registration will open on April 1, 2015. 

Nominate a Girl Scout for Celebrate Leadership 2015 - 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



Smithsonian Latino Center Young Ambassadors Program (graduating high school seniors) - Deadline Apr 6

Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes (ages 8-18) - Deadline Apr 15

Lead2Feed World Hunger Leadership Challenge (ages 11-18) - Deadline April 17