Attention Gold Award Recipients: Become a 2012 National Young Woman of Distinction!

Apply now for The National Young Women of Distinction Award. The NYWOD is the designation and special honor conferred by GSUSA on ten Girl Scout Gold Award recipients who 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.

  • EligibilityAny Girl Scout who completed her Gold Award between January 1, 2011 and August 1, 2012!

  • How to apply
    The application can be found on by clicking here. Be sure to include all of the requested documents when you submit the completed application to your Council! Once your application is complete: MAIL (please do not fax or e-mail) your application to:

    Sue DeCarlo

    201 Grove Street East
    Westfield, NJ 07090
    ATTN: Young Women of Distinction
  • *Application Deadline*
    5:00PM on August 17, 2012

If you have any questions about this honor, please contact:  Sue DeCarlo, 908-518-4419

FUN FACT: Did you know GSHNJ’s own 2009 National Young Women of Distinction, Shannon McNamara, of Basking Ridge recently spoke at the White House International Women’s Day Reception?  Watch her opening remarks encouraging her audience to get involved and support girls in developing countries:

Check out the 2011 National Young Women of Distinction Award winners by visiting: