What is the Girl Scout Gold Award?

"The work of today is the history of tomorrow, and we are its makers."

Girl Scout Handbook, 1913

The Girl Scouts of the USA is a youth organziation for girls founded by Juliet Gordon Lowe in 1912 after a meeting with the creator of Scouting. The first troop, led by Lowe, was made up of 18 girls, all who had a sense of curiosity and an adventurous spirit. Currently, there are over 2.5 million active Girl Scouts globally, with over 50 million women alive today who participated in the program growing up. Girl Scouts is more than just selling cookies, it's an experience to connect with like minded peers and grow skills such as confidence, courage, and leadership. For more information, please visit girlscouts.org.

In the Girl Scouting Program, the Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards are the highest awards a Girl Scout can earn. The highest award a Junior Girl Scout can earn is the Bronze Award, Cadettes the Silver Award, and Seniors/Ambassadors the Gold Award. The Gold Award is the most prestigious award that a Girl Scout can earn. It requires a minimum of 80 hours of committment with sustainability as a key piece.

The Forsyth County History Walk was completed by Ambassador Girl Scout Clara Hamilton, Troop 11805 located in Cumming, Georgia. The troop was established in 2010 by Lisa Schoenfeld and Kristine Walden and currently has 7 members, all rising high school seniors.