Dr. Lisette Gold is the Service Unit Manager for the Santa Monica Bay Girl Scouts and a Girl Scout Troop Leader for Troop #1645. Troop #1645 is a multi-level troop consisting of Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors ranging from 6th to 12th grade. She has led five Girl Scouts, including her daughter, to achieve their Gold Awards, the highest award given out by the National Girl Scout Organization. Dr. Gold is an Environmental Engineer with the City of Santa Monica. She earned a Bachelors and Master in Chemistry and a Doctorate in Environmental Science and Engineering from UCLA. She has worked for over 30 years in the field of Environmental Engineering and Public Health Protection for Drinking Water.

 

Dr. Gold was a Brownie as a child, but switched over to 4-H growing up in New Hampshire. It was in 4-H that she learned to sew, crochet and cook from the women in the town. This is the same spirit of learning and teaching that she found in Girl Scouts.  Girl Scout leaders are passionate and want to teach the next generation skills of leadership, love of nature, independence and sisterhood. Girl scouts is an outstanding organization that builds girls of courage, leadership and community service. Her daughter started in Santa Monica Girl Scouts in 3rd grade and Dr. Gold took over as her daughter’s Troop Leader in 2012. She became the Service Unit Manager for all 38 Santa Monica Troops and close to 400 Girl Scouts and leaders in May 2015. Dr. Gold will receive the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles President’s Award for the Service Unit at the upcoming Annual Girl Scouts Volunteer Ceremony on April 13th for her work to make Santa Monica Girl Scouts exceptional.