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Women of Disctinction

Our Women of Distinction Luncheon honors and celebrates local women, businesses and girls; linking leaders of today with the future female leaders we are developing through Girl Scouting.

Our honorees are women whose professional accomplishments make them positive role models who inspire girls to achieve their own goals and dreams. They exemplify the Girl Scout Promise and Law through ethical leadership and a commitment to making a difference in the lives of their fellow citizens through community service.

The 2018 Women of Distinction event will be held November 8th at the Holiday Inn Rushmore Plaza.

Nominations for the five award categories are open now through October 1st, 2018. 

Woman of Distinction

The Woman of Distinction nominee has made a contribution of time or support to the community, shows compassion for all and strives to make the world a better place.   A woman of courage, confidence and character; she exemplifies the Girl Scout mission.

Nominate a woman today.

Cathy Bock

Our 2017 Woman of Distinction recipient is Cathy Bock

Cathy Bock, a lieutenant with the Rapid City Police Department, has been in Law Enforcement for 20 years and is an active Mother Mentor for Big Brothers, Big Sisters, a board member for Black Hill Figure Skating AND a mom of two kids – Riley and Brayden.  She is an inspiration to us all and we are lucky to have a woman like her in our community. 

Friend of Distinction

The Friend of Distinction nominee is a business or organization that has shown a strong, sustained, commitment to supporting Girl Scouts Dakota Horizons. They have partnered with Girl Scouts Dakota Horizons to advance the mission of building girls of courage, confidence, and character and helped Girl Scouts Dakota Horizons’ members make the world a better place.

Nominate a business or organization today! 

Rapid City Arts Council

Our 2017 Friend of Distinction Award Recipient is Rapid City Arts Council

The Rapid City Arts Council brings art and people together to inspire creativity and innovation and to encourage diversity through dynamic partnerships that strengthen the communities they serve. 

Tomorrow's Leader

The Tomorrow's Leader nominee is a currently registered member of Girl Scouts - Dakota Horizons and has completed her Gold or Silver Award by February 1, 2018 or was a Council Delegate at the 2018 Annual Meeting. She exemplifies the Girl Scout Mission of "Building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place". This Girl Scout has shown potential for extraordinary leadership and service - her creative ability to turn a vision into reality will positively impact her community’s future. 

Nominate a Girl Scout today! 

Danielle Hupp

Our 2017 Tomorrow's Leader recipient is Danielle Hupp

A sister to every Girl Scout, she often helps lead meetings and assist with other troops – always finding new ways to encourage younger girls. '

Distinctive Woman of Service

The Distinctive Woman of Service Nominee is currently serving in the United States Armed Forces and is a woman of courage, confidence, and character who has made a contribution of time or support to the community. She shows compassion for all and strives to make the world a better place. This woman displays honorable and ethical decision-making in her personal and professional life, which inspires girls to lead.

Nominate an Armed forces member today. 

Brooke Upchurch

Our 2017 Distinctive Woman of Service recipient is Brooke Upchurch -
Technical Sergeant at Ellsworth AFB

A member of the United States Air Force for over 10 years, Technical Sergeant Brooke Upchurch is an exemplary leader in both the Air Force and in Girl Scouts. 

Ashley Gales

Our 2017 Distinctive WOman of Service recipient is Ashley Gales -
Senior Airman at Ellsworth AFB

Senior Airman Ashley Gales has led 5 squadron morale events for over 440 US Air Force Airman and their families.  Ashley has selflessly given her time to help with many community events, has volunteered with the Children’s Society and has counseled children suffering from traumatic experiences. 

Juliette Gordon Low Legacy
Justina Peters

The Juliette Gordon Low Legacy nominee is a currently registered member of Girl Scouts-Dakota Horizons who exemplifies the Girl Scout mission. She is a woman of courage, confidence, and character who has shown a strong, sustainted, commitment and dedication to the Girl Scouts.  This woman displays honorable and ethical decision-making in her personal and professional life which inspires girls to lead and shows compassion for all, striving to make the world a better place. 

Nominate a woman today. 

Our 2017 Juliette Gordon Low Legacy recipient is Justina Peters

Justina, a Medical Records Keeper at Rapid City Regional Hospitals, has continued to spread our mission and Girl Scout values by working with the Service Unit to create amazing programs and events for all girls – she is always willing to step up when her help is needed. 

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