Gold Award Proclamation
WHEREAS, since 1916, Girl Scouts have accepted the challenge of earning the Movement’s highest award, thereby demonstrating a commitment to bettering themselves, their communities, and the world; and
WHEREAS, this highest award has had different names over the years, including the Golden Eaglet (1916–39), the Curved Bar (1940–63), First Class (1938–40, 1963–80), and, since 1980, the Girl Scout Gold Award; and
WHEREAS, those who have earned it have shown the same outstanding leadership skills, determination, and resilience that have made Girl Scouts’ highest award a unique rite of passage for young women across the Movement;
THEREFORE, Girl Scouts of the USA proclaimed that all who have earned the highest award in Girl Scouts can, beginning January 15, 2019, and henceforth are recognized as Gold Award Girl Scouts, united by their similarities and their ideals, with all rights and privileges therein.
If you earned the Gold Award and want to receive your digital credential only, please complete this form.