MILWAUKEE – (May 23, 2022) – Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast (GSWISE) will recognize 319 local Girl Scouts for earning the highest honors a Girl Scout can earn at the annual Highest Awards Celebration on Tuesday, May 24 at Milwaukee Area Technical College-Downtown Campus Cooley Auditorium (1015 N. 6th St, Milwaukee). Girl Scout Gold, Silver, and Bronze awards will be given to Girl Scouts who together contributed more than 9,500 hours of service on projects over the past year that they are passionate about that make the world a better place.
Girl Scout Highest Awards are presented to Junior, Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador Girl Scouts (ages 9 – 17 years old) who display leadership while engaging in projects that benefit their communities and beyond. To earn the Gold, Silver, and Bronze Awards, Girl Scouts must complete required Journeys, identify an issue in their communities, work with other Girl Scouts and/or local leaders to make a plan that creatively addresses the problem, and take action that leads to measurable, lasting change. Highest Awards encourage Girl Scouts to dream big, to move outside of their comfort zones, give them opportunities to develop their time management skills, gain experience in goal setting, and discover firsthand how to take action in communities they care about. At the Highest Awards Celebration, GSWISE will honor the achievements of:
“We are excited to celebrate Girl Scouts earning Highest Awards for their exceptional leadership skills, determination, and resilience, demonstrating the Girl Scout commitment to bettering themselves and the world,” said Christy Brown, chief executive officer of Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast. “As they take action to transform their world, Girl Scouts earning Highest Awards gain tangible, real-world skills and prove they are the leaders that communities, campuses, and workforces need.”
Girl Scouts who achieve the Gold, Silver, and Bronze Awards distinguish themselves from peers through their perseverance and grit, while building their resumes that set them up for college scholarships and future career opportunities. According to recent research, Girl Scouts who earn Highest Awards are:
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About Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast (GSWISE)
Girl Scouts bring their dreams to life and work together to build a better world. Girl Scouts of all backgrounds and abilities can be unapologetically themselves as they discover their strengths and rise to meet new challenges. Backed by trusted adult volunteers, mentors, and millions of alums, Girl Scouts lead the way as they find their voices and make changes that affect the issues most important to them. We serve approximately 10,650 girls in grades K5-12, and 5,200 adults who believe in our mission of building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. With programs in Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Walworth, Washington, and Waukesha counties, we give every girl in our council the chance to reach her full leadership potential. To volunteer, reconnect, donate, or join, visit gswise.org, email email@example.com, or call 800-565-4475.