Over 50 Years ago, Lady Baden Powell, one of the most influential women in scouting visited Panama and created the Lady Baden-Powell Award in order to foster stronger international friendships between USA Girl Scouts living abroad amongst other Girl Guides and Girl Scouts. Today, as leadership is the focus of Girl Scouting, the Lady Baden-Powel Award strives to bring together the USA Girl Scouts with their sister host nation WAGGGS organization to work together to Discover more about themselves and others, Connect to define and address a community issue, and Take Action to make a viable impact in that community. In Lady Baden-Powell’s honor, we continue to use the 5 “C’s” in conjunction with the Girl Scout Leadership Experience’s three keys to Leadership—Discover, Connect, and Take Action--as the foundation for the Lady Baden-Powell Award. Girls earn the "Lady Baden Powell International Friendship Award" patch while adults earn the award's bar and charm. View the files below to learn more about this prestigious award!