Girl Scout Gold Award

On Sunday, June 9, Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast hosted a special celebration at Norfolk State University for the 39 girls who earned the Girl Scout Gold Award during the past year. Cathy Lewis, host of award-winning radio show “HearSay with Cathy Lewis” on WHRV-FM 89.5, was the guest speaker for the afternoon. Recognizing the range of projects from creating beautiful spaces in the community to developing programs for underprivileged youth, Lewis pointed out that these young women are making an impact on the world.

Each recipient of the Girl Scout Gold Award was recognized on stage and her project was shared with all of those who attended. They were also congratulated by Shannon Kendrick, District Director in Congressman Scott Rigell’s Virginia Beach office and Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast CEO Tracy Keller, who earned the Girl Scout Gold Award when she was a Girl Scout in high school in Virginia Beach.

The steps you'll take to earn your Girl Scout Gold Award

  • Choose an issue: Use your values and skills to identify a community issue you care about.

  • Investigate: Research everything you can about the issue.

  • Get help: Invite others to support and take action with you.

  • Create a plan: Create a project plan that achieves sustainable and measurable impact.

  • Present your plan and get feedback: Sum up your project plan for your Girl Scout council.

  • Take action: Take the lead to carry out your plan.

  • Educate and inspire: Share what you have experienced with others.

Upcoming Girl Scout Gold Award Interview Dates

November 6, 2014 – A Place for Girls, Chesapeake, 4 p.m.

December 6, 2014 – St. Gregory the Great, Virginia Beach, 10 a.m.

January 8, 2015 – St. Gregory the Great, Virginia Beach, 4 p.m.

February 14, 2015 – Peninsula Service Center, Newport News, 10 a.m.

To set up an interview, you can send an email to