2016 marks the 100th Anniversary of Highest Award in Girl Scouts!
Starting in 1916, the best and brightest undertook projects that improved their communities – and the world. The Golden Eaglet insignia, the highest award in Girl Scouting from 1916 to 1939, marked the beginning of a long tradition of recognizing the extraordinary efforts of extraordinary girls. From 1940 to 1963, the Curved Bar Award was the highest honor in Girl Scouting. From 1963 to 1980, the highest award was called the First Class. And since 1980, the Gold Award inspired girls to find the greatness inside themselves and share their ideas and passion with their communities.
Gold Award 100th Anniversary Reception
Join us for an evening of fun and celebration in honor of the Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting, and those who've earned it. Enjoy heavy appetizers, cocktails, and live music!
Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016
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Join the Network
Are you a member of this elite group of women who have achieved the Highest Award in Girl Scouts? Since 1916 these women have earned the Golden Eagle of Merit, Golden Eaglet, Curved Bar, First Class and the Girl Scout Gold Award.
By joining the network of award recipients you will:
- be a part of an exclusive network of women who have earned the highest award in Girl Scouting.
- receive special invitations to private events for Girl Scout’s top advocates, donor and supporters.
- have an opportunity to volunteer directly with girls in Western Pennsylvania through mentoring and special events.
- be recognized at events celebrating the 100th anniversary of Girl Scout’s highest awards in 2016.
Complete this form to update your information and join our network of award recipients. We will be in contact with you as we prepare to celebrate 100 years of Girl Scouts changing the world.
Gold Award Profiles
As part of our celebration of the Gold Award 100th anniversary, we're sharing stories of women--from the business community, council staff, GSWPA volunteers and our own Girl Scouts--who have earned the highest award in Girl Scouting.
- Katie DeCapria, Gold Award recipient
- Angie Stengel, Gold Award recipient
- Emily Nadik, 2011 Gold Award recipient
- Francesca Kavalir, 2016 Gold Award recipient
- Sara Chernicky, 2016 Gold Award recipient
- Kayla Bond, 2016 Gold Award recipient
- Rachel Johns, 2016 Gold Award recipient
- Kaitlyn Burkhart, 2016 Gold Award recipient
- Jessica Friss, 2016 Gold Award recipient
Share Your Story!
If you've achieved the highest award in Girl Scouting, we want to hear how Girl Scouts has impacted your life. Help us celebrate your achievement and spread the word about the centennial of this outstanding award by participating in the #IAmGSGold campaign! Just complete this brief form to share your story with us!