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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!

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Girl Scout Awards
There is no better place than Girl Scouts for a girl to develop her leadership skills and achieve awards! Girl Scouts connects girls with award opportunities at all levels, starting with our youngest leaders – Girl Scout Daisies in kin-dergarten, all the way through high school seniors – Girl Scout Ambassadors. 

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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!

Girl Award Nominations

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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.

Recognition Opportunities

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2021 Call for Applications: GSOC Board of Directors Girl Advisory Members
Applications due February 15, 2021
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.

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

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Girl Scout Picture Day for Girl Scouts K-12 and Adults: Individuals, Troops, SUs, and Families 

Girl Scout Picture Day for Girl Scouts K-12 and Adults: Individuals, Troops, SUs, and Families. Girl Scout memories. More than pictures.

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Safety Awards -The Girl Scout Safety Awards invite girls in grades K-12 to follow a five-step process for being safe, tailored for each Girl Scout level, Daisy to Ambassador. Girls learn how to stay safe on their Girl Scout adventures and earn this national award pin when they complete the five steps for their Girl Scout level.

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Mentoring Awards - Earn Girl Scout Mentoring Awards!
Calling Girl Scout Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors!

Be a mentor for younger girls and earn national Girl Scout Mentoring Awards!
When girls guide or teach something they know to younger girls, they act as a mentor. Girl Scouts in grades 4-12 help younger Girl Scouts by sharing their skills, passions, and experience.

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Girl Scout Mentoring Awards: Program Aide - Are you a Girl Scout Cadette?  Ready to gain experience by sharing skills, testing knowledge, and trying out new leadership roles as you work directly with younger girls?  Learn how you can earn the Program Aide Award, a national Girl Scout Mentoring Award for girls in grades 6-8.

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Girl Scouts and Faith - Girl Scouts provides many opportunities for girls to grow in their respective religious faith, including national religious awards for girls in grades K-12 and religious recognitions facilitate​d at an individual or troop level through a faith community.  Each girl is encouraged to develop her own strong values within the context of family, faith, and the Girl Scout Promise and Law.

Scholarship Opportunities

Cirkled in Scholarship
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.

Chapman University Institutional Awards
Chapman University offers institutional awards for students to help pay for the cost of education. 

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Corinne Jeannine Shillings Foundation
The Corinne Jeannine Shillings Foundation awards Academic Scholarships and Travel Scholarships to Silver and Gold Award Girl Scouts who plan to/are currently majoring/minoring in a foreign language at a four-year college/university or who plan to study abroad, regardless of their major/minor.

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

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Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program
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
Disneyland Resort Dreamers & Doers celebrates the power of possibility and recognizes high school students who are taking action to improve their communities and schools.

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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.​

Edison Scholars Program
Edison International is awarding $40,000 college scholarships to the makers of tomorrow – students with big dreams to help power the future.  Applicants must be a high school senior, live in the SCE service territory, and plan to pursue studies in STEM at a four-year college or university.

EduMed Scholarships & Resources
EduMed showcases scholarship opportunities, many in the healthcare field, and provides a kist of valuable academic and career resources for women to maximize their success during and after college.

Hiram College Scholarships
Hiram College has established a new scholarship for exemplary Girl Scouts. Girl Scouts who have earned a Gold, Silver, or Bronze Award; who have been referred to Hiram College by their troop leader as a strong match for the college; and who have been admitted to the college for fall 2019 will be awarded a substantial Hiram College scholarship.  Please help spread the word and refer to the letter of introduction and flyer for more details.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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QuestBridge National College Match
Through this college and scholarship application process, students can apply for free to the nation’s best colleges and be considered for early admission and a full four-year scholarship from the college.

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

Sweet Briar College
​Sweet Briar College awards scholarships to Gold Award Girl Scouts.

Taco Bell Foundation Live Más Scholarship 
The Taco Bell Foundation Live Más Scholarship is awarded to young people ages 16 to 24 who use their passion to help and inspire others. Recipients get more than just financial support - Taco Bell gives them unique access to impactful programs and experience so they can positively impact their communities.

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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.

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