LAS VEGAS (April 23, 2022) – Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada is celebrating its 2022 class of Gold Award Girl Scouts: 16 teenage world-changers who have created lasting impact on issues that are important to them. Gold Award Girl Scouts identify the root cause of a problem, plan and implement innovative solutions that address that problem, and lead a team of people who support their success.
The Gold Award is a Girl Scout’s highest achievement, available to girls in high school who drive sustainable change on issues in their communities and beyond. This year’s Southern Nevada class of Gold Award Girl Scouts invested more than 1,200 hours working on issues related to teen and adult mental and physical health, the local homeless population, environmental advocacy for the Las Vegas Wash, elementary school curriculum and outdoor learning spaces, and support for animal rescues.
This year’s Gold Award Girl Scouts attend schools all across the Las Vegas valley, including Arbor View High School, Clark High School, Durango High School, Northwest Tech, Silverado High School, and the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts. Six of the Gold Award Girl Scouts attend Bishop Gorman High School, two attend The Meadows School and two attend West Tech.
The 2022 Gold Award Girl Scout projects demonstrate the range of issues important to Southern Nevada.
Ainsley F. – Communities for Cats (Play structures for cats at Noah’s Animal House)
Alexis A. – Teeny Tops (Knitted caps and blankets for NICU babies)
Aloura O. – Reading Benches (Benches for students to read and collaborate)
Anna N. – Shelter of Hope (Resources for St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Ministry)
Cadence L. – Creating a QR Code – Animal Rescues (Volunteer resources)
Caitlyn G. – Don’t Plant the Bottle (Water quality project at the Las Vegas Wash)
Catherine I. – Kindness Kitties (Messages of kindness to improve mental health)
Emma T. – A Comfortable Future (Clothing resources for homeless veterans)
Erica F. – Saving the Monarch Butterfly (Habitat improvements at the Las Vegas Wash)
Geena D. – Girls United (Mental wellness social community for teen girls)
Kaiya K. – Outdoor Classroom (Outdoor classroom space at Discovery Charter School)
Kennedy C. – Sustaining the Hatch (Bird habitat project at the Las Vegas Wash)
Madison S. – Love your Largest Organ (Skincare resources for homeless youth)
Polly M. – The Greatest Wealth is Health (Comprehensive healthcare curriculum)
Sara F. – Stand up, Speak Out (Public speaking curriculum for elementary/middle school)
Tierney M. – Using Film and Media to Teach Social Issues (Social advocacy lessons)
As they take action to transform their world, Gold Award Girl Scouts gain tangible skills and prove they’re the leaders our world needs. According to recent research (PDF), most Gold Award Girl Scouts get a boost in earning scholarships, in the college admissions process, and in professional advancement.
“We are so proud of our 2022 Gold Award Girl Scouts for their extraordinary work in our community,” said GSSNV CEO Kimberly Trueba. “Gold Award Girl Scouts are the very definition of courage, confidence and character, and their leadership truly makes Southern Nevada a better place.”