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Gold Award Committee Members

Gold Award Committee Members

Time Commitment:3 years

This volunteer position has a three-year term with the possibility of reappointment at the consent of both the volunteer and Girl Scouts of Colorado (GSCO).

Summary:
The Gold Award Committee is made up of volunteers who are responsible for:

  • Empowering each candidate to successfully complete the Gold Award
  • Maintaining the high standards for earning the Gold Award.
  • Approving projects or providing guidance in revision of projects.
  • Mentoring specific candidates during the completion of their project.
  • Final approval of project and conferring Gold Award.

Reports to:
Highest Awards Manager, Program Services / Gold Award Committee Chair

Benefits:
The individual who fills this volunteer position will gain a sense of accomplishment, develop transferable skills and connect with the community.

Support:
Girl Scouts of Colorado (GSCO) agrees to provide relevant training and staff support.  Including but not limited to providing a staff liaison to the Gold Award Committee, provide communication on updates to the Gold Award Program.

Responsibilities/Tasks:

  • Remain informed about and comply with the most current policies, procedures, and guidelines of Girl Scouts of Colorado (GSCO) and Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA).  Including but not limited to those found in Volunteer Essentials.
  • Complete training appropriate for position.
  • In committee, participate in decisions about appropriateness of projects, expectations to be met, acceptability of work and consideration of the individual applicant.
  • Serve as liaison to one or more girls throughout her project.
  • Implement procedures for approval of applications and final projects in keeping with Girl Scout standards for the program.
  • Keep current on all requirements for the Gold Award issued by GSUSA.
  • Evaluate the Gold Award process; recommend changes to procedures and materials for GSCO.
  • Assist with the presentation of awards and recognition, including special events, as requested.
  • Assist with training for Highest Awards as requested.

Core Competencies – Required:

  • Accept the Girl Scout Promise and Law and register as a member of GSUSA.
  • Be an approved adult volunteer with a volunteer application, cleared background check, and two references on file with GSCO.
  • Present a positive image of Girl Scouting to girls, volunteers and community members through effective communication, high personal standards of conduct and knowledge of the Girl Scout program and organization. Promote the benefits of Girl Scouting and the importance of making a personal financial contribution and volunteering time to GSCO.
  • Willingness to learn about and work with adults and girls with diverse backgrounds/abilities.
  • Knowledgeable about Gold Award requirements and procedures or willing to learn.
  • Able to provide support and encouragement to girls so that they meet the highest standards of which they are capable.
  • Demonstrate flexibility in adapting requirements to individual needs.
  • Ability to act as a role model in accordance with the Girl Scout Promise and Law.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and communicate with other adults for the benefit of the girls.

Additional Competencies, Skills, or Requirements – Preferred:

  • Make a personal financial contribution to Girl Scouts of Colorado. (The amount or form of gift is up to the individual.)

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