Badgerland welcomed 11 new Girl Scouts to the Gold Award Class of 2018 at the Awards Ceremony on April 7. Girl Scouts who earn the Gold Award are young women of extraordinary achievement. Nationwide, less than 5 percent of eligible Girl Scouts achieve the Gold Award, making these 11 teenagers part of an elite circle.
Each year, girls go Gold by demonstrating extraordinary leadership through remarkable “Take Action projects” that have a sustainable impact at the community level and beyond
“It’s important for each of us to find a way to make a positive difference in the world – and in my world, that means giving a voice to those who need it,” said program host Kelli Thompson, Wisconsin’s State Public Defender and member of the Badgerland Council Board of Directors. “It’s for that reason, too, that I was inspired to join the Girl Scout movement.”
The ceremony also honored Silver Awardees, graduating high school seniors and a scholarship awardee.
To learn more about the Gold Award Girl Scouts and their projects, click here.
View the Awards Ceremony program to learn more about all of our awardees.