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22 Local Girl Scouts Earn Gold Award, Most Prestigious Award in the World for Girls
By Justin Liggin - Thursday Mar 31, 2022
Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus-Pine Council (GSACPC) is pleased to award its most prestigious honor, the Gold Award, to 22 local young leaders this year. Demonstrating outstanding leadership skills while discovering sustainable solutions to local, national and global challenges, this distinguished award is earned by Girl Scouts Seniors or Ambassadors, in grades nine through twelve, who are truly making a difference.

“Our 2022 Gold Award honorees are the embodiment of tremendous leadership and true commitment to a cause,” says Mary Mitchell, interim Co-CEO of GSACPC. “These Gold Award Girl Scouts have established themselves as innovative leaders and changemakers.”

This year’s Gold Award winners are tackling prominent issues their communities face today by raising awareness on life-threatening food allergies, educating the public on saguaro cactus health, hosting self-defense classes for all ages, collecting thousands of dollars in unused medical equipment for underprivileged groups, bringing awareness to opioid addiction, teaching proper etiquette for service animals, giving communities access to the clothing to be their authentic selves and much more.

While leaving a lasting impact on the community and the world, Gold Award Girl Scouts improve their problem-solving, communication and time management skills while creating a legacy and making the world a better place.

As a nationally recognized symbol of leadership, the Gold Award can also open doors for unique scholarship opportunities, allow girls to enlist at an advanced rank when joining the United States Armed Forces, stand out among the competition in the college admissions process and more.

This year’s Gold Award ceremony was be held on Saturday, March 19 at Parsons Leadership Center in Phoenix. Special guests included GSACPC’s interim Co-CEOs, Mary Mitchell and Christina Spicer, Board Chair Lupe Camargo, Debbie KerrMinor and Colonel Dick Minor from the Military Order of The World Wars, and the Council’s Gold Award Committee.

At the ceremony the awardees received their Girl Scout Gold Award pin, a Gold Award certificate and letter of congratulations from the Girl Scouts of the USA, a signed certificate from Girl Scouts- Arizona Cactus-Pine Council, and congratulatory letters and certificates from national, state, and local elected officials.

About Girl Scouts—Arizona Cactus-Pine Council (GSACPC)

In partnership with 6,000 adult volunteers, GSACPC serves over 11,000 girls grades K-12 in more than 90 communities across central and northern Arizona. Since 1936, GSACPC has helped girls develop leadership skills and tools for success in a rapidly changing environment. We know that given the opportunity, every girl can become a leader, act confidently on her values, and connect with her community. For more information, visit, like us on Facebook or follow us on Instagram.