Each year, Girl Scouts of Greater New York hosts The Gold Achievement Gala to exemplify the highest level of achievement for girls and women throughout New York City. This event celebrates the Girl Scout Gold Award and raises the funds necessary to provide even more innovative and essential programs for girls to grow and learn.
The Girl Scout Gold Award is the most prestigious award a Girl Scout can receive —and the most challenging to earn. Through designing and implementing a deeply impactful project with over 80+ hours of community service: a Gold Award Girl Scout is something girls become. 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, amongst many others, have moved to a virtual platform. This ensures that girls can participate even amidst a pandemic in high-quality leadership development programs to make the world a better place. Funds raised at the Gold Achievement Gala help us meet the rising demand for our innovative programs.
We hope you will join us as we honor the outstanding achievements of our 2021 Gold Achievement Gala Honorees, who – like our Gold Award Girl Scouts – exemplify the highest level of achievement. Enjoy Girl Scout content daily during our week-long virtual celebration starting on May 3.
For more information about the Gold Achievement Gala, please contact Devan Tierney.