Thank you to those who joined us for our 2021 Virtual Gold
Achievement Gala! This year, we celebrated our Gold Achievement Gala
Honorees, who – like our Gold Award Girl Scouts – exemplify the
highest level of achievement. We were thrilled to celebrate honorees
Keia Clarke, Jeanine Liburd, Marcy Syms, Patrice Tanaka, and Gold
Award Girl Scout Troop 2508. Gia Peppers hosted our LIVE Virtual
experience on May 6, which culminated with a virtual dance party
hosted by DJ D- Nice!
Each year, Girl Scouts of Greater New York hosts The Gold Achievement Gala to honor examples of the highest level of achievement for girls and women throughout New York City. This event celebrates the Girl Scouts Gold Award and raises funds necessary to provide innovative and essential programs for girls to grow and learn.
The Girl Scouts Gold Award is the most prestigious award a Girl Scout can receive. It is earned through designing and implementing a deeply impactful project with over 80 hours of community service. In pursuit of the Gold Award, girls take the lead while changing their community in a lasting way. In the process, they affirm themselves as strong leaders and role models.
The COVID-19 pandemic serves as a reminder of how important the power of Girl Scouting is. Data shows that women and girls are more vulnerable to COVID-19 related economic effects because of existing gender inequalities. Our programs, including Troop 6000 –which serves girls experiencing homelessness – cybersecurity camps, anti-bullying and anti-racist efforts, and the Leadership Institute, among many others, have moved to a virtual platform. The pivot to a virtual space ensures that girls can participate, even amidst a pandemic, in making the world a better place through high-quality leadership development programs.
For more information about the Gold Achievement Gala, please contact Devan Tierney.