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Girl Recognition

An important part of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience is recognizing girls- through awards and scholarship opportunities! Check below for scholarship opportunities as well as opportunities to nominate Girl Scouts in Orange County for the amazing things they do!


Join the Go-Getter Patrol: Girl Scouts are often asked to take the lead through their participation in special opportunities. Whether they inspire audiences by giving a speech, answer questions on a panel, present the flag, or sing Girl Scout songs, these activities help girls connect with their community!

To join the Go-Getter Patrol, simply complete this form for a girl, or the whole troop, and you will be added to a list of Go-Getter Girl Scouts!

Go-Getter Patrol Form

Girl Scouts of all ages are welcome to apply. When an opportunity arises that matches your indicated interests, our team will be in touch!

2018 Girl Award Nominations


2018 Girl Award Nominations - due March 12, 2018
Levels:  Cadette, Senior, Ambassador
An important part of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience is recognizing girls! Each year, GSOC recognizes Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors at the GSOC Recognition Event in June.  See the Overview of Girl Awards. 

The Outstanding Senior Girl Scout Recognition, Juliette Low Spirit of Girl Scouting Award, and Take Action Awards are presented as a surprise at the annual Recognition Event.  Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors can be nominated by their Advisor, Service Unit Manager, or other Girl Scout adult volunteer OR by a sister Girl Scout Ambassador.

In addition, eligible girls will be recognized as Graduating Seniors, Ten Year Award recipients, Gold Award recipients, and Bridge to Adult recipients; please submit the Girl Awards Request Form to submit names and details for eligible Girl Scouts.

Recognition Opportunities


2018 Call for Applications: GSOC Board of Directors Girl Advisory Members
Applications due 2/15/18

Girl Scouts in grades 9-11 apply to serve as a Girl Advisory Member for the GSOC Board of Directors!  This is an exciting leadership opportunity for girls who are interested in planning for the future of Girl Scouting and have the time to prepare for and participate in approximately 12 meetings/events per year

Celebrate Leadership 2015

Call for 2018 Celebrate Leadership Girl Representatives
Nominations due April 15, 2018
Levels: All
Celebrate Leadership is a Girl Scout Council of Orange County annual fundraising event, and we're looking for a few great Girl Scout representatives!  Selected Girl Scouts will have the opportunity to share their Girl Scout story with 400+ community leaders, receive professional speaking training and coaching, participate in a professional photo shoot with an OC community leader and more! 


Girl Scout Graduation Regalia Now Available - Graduating from High School this year? Check out the all-new Girl Scouts Graduation regalia now available through the Shop! Celebrate your go-getter with the Girl Scouts stole, tassel, and recognition cords. Order online.

Scholarship Opportunities


Dragon Kim Foundation Fellowship Program
Apply by 1/4/18 
Dragon Kim Fellowship Program awards up to $5,000 community service grants to support motivated high school students who want to create and manage a program next summer that will make an impact in the community.​


KPMG Future Leaders Program
Apply by 1/31/18

Annually, top female high school seniors from around the country are selected to participate in the KPMG Future Leaders Program and receive a scholarship of $10,000 per year through four years of college. Selected students attend a three-day retreat at Stanford University the summer before their freshman year of college and take part in a yearlong mentoring program, paired with a female leader participating in the KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit. 


Cox Scholars 
Apply by 2/1/18 
Cox Charities awards college scholarships to graduating high school seniors who are residents of Southern California.


VFW Scout of the Year
Apply by 3/1/18 
Scout of the Year program provides members of the Girl Scouts who are age 15 or older and have earned the Girl Scout Gold Award and display standout citizenship, patriotism and love of country with the opportunity to be rewarded with college scholarships of up to $5,000.


Lead2Feed World Hunger Leadership Challenge 
Apply by 4/6/18 
The Lead2Feed Challenge, created by the Foundation for Impact on Literacy and Learning Inc. and the Lift a Life Foundation gives middle and high school students a jump start into the real world of leadership by offering comprehensive lessons aligned to standards and 21st-century skills and compete for a chance to win grants and tech products.


Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes
Apply by 4/15/18 
The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes celebrates inspiring, public-spirited young people from diverse backgrounds all across North America.  Established in 2001 by author T.A. Barron, the Barron Prize annually honors and awards scholarships to 25 outstanding young leaders ages 8 to 18 who have made a significant positive impact on people, their communities, and the environment.


Rover College Scholarship
Apply by 5/1/18 
Graduating high school seniors write a 400-500 word essay for a chance to win $2500.


Search for scholarships available for Girl Scouts by state on the national website