Lynn Whited (whited@ASTROSUN.TN.CORNELL.EDU)
Wed, 2 Nov 1994 14:00:07 EST
>It is such a shame that we see on college applications the question
>about Eagle, but never about the Gold certificate.
There are many colleges that offer scholarships to recipients of the
Gold Award. My alma mater, Long Island Univ. offers a four year full
scholarship to girls that have earned the Gold Award. The GSUSA publishes
a booklet that lists all the colleges that offer the scholarships, the
type of scholarships, and where to write for more information from the schools.
It may not be a question on the application per se, but it can make a
>we have only had
>4 young ladies achieve either Silver or Gold in the last 5 years.
One of the reasons that I think you see a difference in the # of Golds awarded
and the # of eagles per year, lies in the difference in the programs. The
girls can't begin to work on their Gold Award until they are a Senior scout
(9th - 12th grade). About the same age that the girls start dropping out of
scouts for varying reasons. From recent threads here, it sounds like there are
many Eagles by the time they are that age. And that the BSA also has a
difficult time in keeping the older scouts active. Our town had 5 or 6 girls
earn the Silver Award last year, and no Gold Awards. There were only a
handfull of Gold Awards earned throughout the council. They had a special
Awards dinner for all the girls that earned the Gold last year.
Lynn Whited | Brownie Troop 401
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Cornell University | Canoe Instructor / Leader
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