2015 National Young Women of Disctinction
National Young Women of Distinction (NYWOD) is the designation, and special honor, conferred by Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) on ten Girl Scout Gold Award recipients whose final projects demonstrated extraordinary leadership, had a measurable and sustainable impact, and addressed a local challenge that related to a national and/or global issue.

Annual Timeline

Online application open to councils   April 15 - May 15

Councils notified of winners             First week of July 

Winners notified (verbally)              First week of July 

All applicants notified by mail          Mid July     

Annual recognition ceremony         October       



Click here to download the NYWOD Requirements & Expectations

Click here to view the NYWOD Application Questions