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Wilton Girl Scout Emma Gosden Gets Gold Award For Historical Scavenger Hunt

Emma Gosden, of Wilton, Conn. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Girl Scouts of Connecticut
A statewide group shot of the Girl Scouts of Connecticut. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Girl Scouts of Connecticut

WILTON, Conn. -- Emma Gosden has received her Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest honor a girl can earn in Girl Scouting.

In order to earn the Gold Award, Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts between grades nine through 12 spend at least 80 hours researching issues, assessing community needs and resources, building a team, and making a sustainable impact in the community. A Gold Award recipient’s accomplishments reflect leadership and citizenship skills that set her apart as a community leader.

Gosden’s project provided educational resources for younger students to use while they were visiting the Wilton Historical Society. She created a photo scavenger hunt for children between the ages of 4 and 8, and an activity booklet for children between the ages of 8 and 12. Gosden will attend Western Connecticut State University in the fall to pursue a career in early childhood education. She is one of 55 Girl Scouts statewide to earn her Gold Award in Connecticut this year.

“On a national level, only 4 to 6 percent of Girl Scouts earn this prestigious honor, and I am beyond proud of our girls,” said Mary Barneby, CEO of Girl Scouts of Connecticut.

“By earning the Gold Award, Girl Scouts set themselves apart as top achievers, and are incredible women of confidence, courage, and character, who make the world a better place. Next year, we are excited to celebrate our 100th year of encouraging girls to Go Gold!”

For more information about the Gold Award or how to become a Gold Award volunteer or mentor, visit

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