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Women of Distinction Award

Girl Scouts-Dakota Horizons Women of Distinction awards

Women of Distinction Awards

Over the last 22 years, Girl Scouts—Dakota Horizons has been honoring outstanding women, girls and businesses who have made a difference in your community. These individuals are nominated by their peers and chosen by a selection committee through their accomplishments to receive one of the following awards.

This year, in the spirit of collaboration, we’ve partnered with Buffalo Gals to present our awards at the first ever International Women’s Day Conference on March 4-5 at the Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn in Rapid City. This is your chance to champion women and the talents they bring to the table, continue to show your support for Girl Scouts—Dakota Horizons and keep the welfare of our community top of mind. Please consider submitting a nomination for one of these prestigious awards.

These individuals don’t always receive the recognition they deserve and we are proud to be able to do that and show the community their local leaders!

Award Descriptions and Nomination Forms

Woman of Distinction Award  This nominee strives to make the world a better place and has made a contribution of time and support to the community. One nominee in each of the following categories will receive this award: Executive Government or Law Professional, Education or Human Services Professional, Corporate Professional, Young Professional
Distinctive Woman of Service Award  As a member or employee of the United States Armed Forces, this nominee strives to make the world a better place and has made a contribution of time and support to the community.
Juliette Gordon Low Legacy Award  This nominee has shown strong, sustained commitment to Girl Scouts-Dakota Horizons by partnering with Girl Scouts for the betterment of the organization and truly leads the mission of courage, confidence and character, making the world a better place.
Tomorrow’s Leader Award  As a registered Girl Scout, this nominee has potential for extraordinary leadership and service, has completed her Girl Scout Gold Award or Silver Award by January 31 or is a council delegate at the Annual Meeting.
Friend of Distinction Award This nominee is a business or organization that has joined in partnership with Girl Scouts-Dakota Horizons to advance the mission of building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

The March 4 & 5th International Women’s Day Celebration and Conference is a launch pad to invigorate a community conversation and collaboration with a multitude of community organizations, corporations and private businesses. Statistically we know when women have the strength, self-respect, support and resources the strength of our families improve.

Buffalo Gals seeks to shift the conversation about women’s active roles and participation in our local communities. For many years the story led with what men had not done for women, about the effects of living in a patriarchal society. Buffalo Gals honors the support many of our fathers, brothers, uncles and colleagues have done to open doors and create opportunities for women. Buffalo Gals believes wholeheartedly it is essential women become committed to our success, creation of networks and communities of practice creating pipelines of healthy success for our daughters, nieces - our future generations.
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