Thursday, December 13, 2012

Project Awesome Earns Gold

 Audrey, a sophomore at Cullman High School, recently earned the Girl Scout Gold Award. Audrey earned her Gold Award for Project Awesome. Her project focused on providing clothing for families in need, especially for holidays and special occasions. Families in her community did not have access to a place where they could receive toiletries and clothing, including Halloween costumes and prom dresses, at no charge. Audrey will continue to hold seasonal donation drives to continue her project.

“My project can serve as an example to others who are looking for a project to do locally that will benefit others in their own communities. If others will be more active in their communities, the world will be a better place,” said Audrey.

“By earning the Girl Scout Gold Award,” said Trish Coghlan, chief executive officer of the Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama, “Audrey has become a community leader. Her accomplishments reflect leadership and citizenship skills that set her apart.”

The girl who goes for the Gold embraces challenges, achieves excellence, and works diligently to make the world a better place, in her own unique way. Her leadership, vision, and boundless energy is an inspiration to all Girl Scouts. Each girl earning her Gold Award demonstrates excellence through a leadership project totaling more than 65 hours. Girls who earn their Gold Award are also recognized by the President of the United States, the U.S. Congress, the U.S. Armed Services, state legislatures, colleges and universities for admission and scholarship opportunities, and the American Legion. Some universities and colleges offer scholarships unique to Gold Award recipients, and girls who enlist in the U.S. Armed Forces may receive advanced rank in recognition of their achievements.

The Girl Scout Gold Award represents the highest achievement in Girl Scouting; it recognizes girls in grades 9 through 12 who demonstrate extraordinary leadership through sustainable and measurable Take Action projects. Since 1916, girls have successfully answered the call to go gold, an act that indelibly marks them as accomplished members of their communities and the world. For more information about the Gold Award, visit