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Achieving the highest in Girl Scouts of America

This is the symbol of the Gold Award from the Girl Scouts of the United States. Photo courtesy Girls Scouts of the USA.

The Girl Scouts of the United States of America is a youth organization for girls where they can build courage, confidence, and character. Girl Scouts can achieve three awards in the program: the Bronze Award, Silver Award, and Gold Award. 

According to, the Bronze Award is achieved by being able to make a difference in their communities with other juniors. The Silver Award can be achieved by girls who research an issue, make a plan, and take action to improve their communities. Finally, the Gold Award is the highest achieving award to receive, where seniors and ambassadors can continue having solutions to issues in their communities. 

Rancho Cucamonga High School senior Bianca Picazo is currently working on her Gold Award.

Bianca Picazo, an Ambassador Girl Scout. It is her 12th year and she is an Ambassador, which is the highest level in the Girl Scouts of the USA. (Vivian Picazo)

According to Picazo, what’s important about the Gold Award is it has to be something sustainable and it requires 80 hours of community service. Picazo has been working hard to attain her Girl Scouts Gold Award. 

“What I’m currently doing is gathering ideas and seeing if I’m allowed to do it,” Picazo said. “I’m going to do it at an elementary school that my mom works at.” 

Picazo said that by receiving the Girl Scouts Gold Award, she would feel very accomplished. She is glad to be able to give back to the community and help out her old elementary school. 

According to Ms. Vivian Picazo, one of the Troop Leaders, a Gold Award in Girl Scouts is not easy to get, and it means a lot to a Girl Scout. 

“It is meaningful to a Girl Scout because it is a project that is close to her heart and is something that she cares about and wants to make an impact on in her community,” Vivian said. 

Vivian said that it can look good on resumes and college applications, where it makes them stand out from other students or job applicants. 

The award can be achieved by the Girl Scout identifying an issue they care about within their community and letting their council know. Next, they would learn and research the issue, where they can then have a plan for what they want to do. According to Picazo, the final step is for the Girl Scout to share their story and inspire others. 

If a Senior and Ambassador Girl Scout wants to earn the Gold Award, the final deadline is September 30 after they graduate high school or by their 18th birthday, whichever one would give the Girl Scout more time.

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Aviesha Sibarani
Aviesha Sibarani, Staff Reporter

Aviesha Sibarani is a senior in Rancho Cucamonga High School, and this is her first year in journalism. Her favorite thing about journalism is meeting new people and learning more to get to know them better. Her favorite childhood tv show was the Backyardigans and her favorite artist is Frank Ocean. 

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