Girl Scout Gold Award recipients and their families were thrilled to be hosted at the Governor’s Mansion on May 31, 2012, the day officially proclaimed as Girl Scout Gold Award Day in Washington!
This was the fourth year girls in western Washington were honored for their accomplishments, strong leadership potential and commitment to their communities.
The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest award in Girl Scouting. For many, the leadership skills, and sense of community and commitment that come from "going for the Gold" sets the foundation for a lifetime of active citizenship. Only five percent of Girl Scouts nationwide earn their Girl Scout Gold Award each year.
A Girl Scout alumna, Governor Gregoire is incredibly supportive of Girl Scouts and the clear difference they make on the lives of those around them.
“If we’re not raising young men and women who have in their heart the spirit of philanthropy, ethics and hard work, then we are letting the state and the nation down," Gregoire says.
Girl Scouts of Western Washington CEO Megan Ferland, and the CEOs from Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington and Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho, were all on hand to honor girls from their respective councils.