Girl Scouts Carolinas Peak to Piedmont is pleased to announce that Dezarae Stone of Forsyth County and a member of Girl Scout Troop 41384 has been selected as a National Gold Award Scholarship recipient from Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA).
For her Girl Scout Gold Award project, Stone created the “Rising With Resilience” event to help women and young girls victimized by domestic violence realize their worth and help in their recovery from abuse. Stone raised nearly $400, which was used to make care packages to help homeless women during the winter, host a self-care event with self-worth realization activities, create a bookshelf with informative resources and inspirational affirmations, provide meals and much more. She also created a resource to help women identify the importance of self-care and mental, physical and emotional health, which she sent to women outreach centers all over the world.
The National Gold Award Scholarship is in its inaugural year and each Girl Scout council nationwide could nominate one of their Gold Award Girl Scouts. The scholarship is in thanks to a sponsorship from Arconic Foundation and Kappa Delta Foundation.
The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest achievement a Girl Scout can earn, available to girls in high school who create sustainable change on a community or world issue. Gold Award Girl Scouts address the root cause of a problem, plan and implement innovative solutions to drive change and lead a team of people to success. As they take action to transform their world, Gold Award Girl Scouts gain tangible skills and prove they are the leaders our community and world need. The Girl Scout Gold Award is also the highest award a Girl Scout can earn in Girl Scouting.