The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest award that you can receive as a Girl Scout. Being a recipient of the Girl Scout Gold Award is a tremendous accomplishment, but just working on the project itself, you feel a strong sense of completion because you know that all of your hard work is going to pay off. Me and my partner Katrina’s project was titled, “Just Like Me”. It is a documentary that will be shown to a variety of audiences that shows different families that have children and teens with special needs, and it gives personal interviews with not only the family members, but from the kids themselves.
I have to say I really enjoyed working on the project, but I really enjoyed the Gold Award ceremony. It was beautiful! It was held at the Hilton Rosemont Hotel in Rosemont, IL and let me tell you… It. Was. Gorgeous! I felt so prestigious and important walking
through the hotel. It was simply immaculate. Not only was the hotel nice, but the room where the ceremony was held was so elegant. I felt like I should have worn “black-tie” attire. The setup was also very organized. People could easily maneuver around the
room and see the projects and the chairs were set up so everyone could see the stage. The whole setting was classy.
Now, I must comment on the actual ceremony. It was worth all the blood, sweat, and tears that went into the project. It wasn’t boring. It was rather quite interesting. I thought it was hilarious and cool that the emcees where twins. They were adorable. I also loved, loved, loved, Ms. Connie L. Lindsey’s keynote address. It was short, sweet, yet very inspiring. Not only were the speakers and emcees amazing, but just seeing 118 girls receive such a great honor was an amazing sight in itself. Also, hearing about the spectacular projects they did for their Gold Award was mind-blowing. It was really a wonderful experience and if I could, I would definitely do it again.
I strongly encourage going for the Gold Award. It really carries heavy weight and is a fantastic honor. Yes, it is surely a great amount of work, but there are great rewards that precede your completion of the project. Many girls set out to get the award, but very few see the process through it. Go for it and push until the end. Trust me, it’s worth it.