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Gold Award Ceremony

The Gold Award is the highest honor in Girl Scouts.
Celebrating the amazing young women who earn it is our honor.

The GSGLA Gold Award Ceremony honors local Girl Scouts who have earned the highest achievement in Girl Scouts, recognizing girls who have demonstrated extraordinary leadership through remarkable Take Action projects that have sustainable impact in their communities-and beyond.

At the annual event, Gold Award Girl Scouts and their families enjoy an amazing afternoon that includes a dynamic keynote speaker, pinning ceremony, reception, and Gold Award project scrapbooks on display. Check out 2017 Gold Award event photos

Congratulations to our 2017 Gold Award recipients! View a list of our 256 awardees (organized by city). To purchase your 2017 Gold Award portrait, visit the award gallery.

2018 Gold Award Ceremony

Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 3 p.m.
Pasadena Civic Auditorium
300 E Green St, Pasadena, CA 91101

The GSGLA Gold Award Ceremony is a ticketed event. Please see our event calendar to purchase tickets.

Awardee Ceremony Information

  • Publicity Permission: Complete the 2018 Gold Award Publicity & Permission Form and submit via email or mail no later than March 23, 2018. Failure to complete this form by the deadline may result in certificates and letters of recognition being misspelled or being omitted from publications. 
  • Portraits:  Belle N Beau Photography is the official Gold Award photographer for the GSGLA. Awardee photos will also be used in the ceremony program book as well as other publications. It is very important that all 2018 recipients have their photo taken. There is no charge for the sitting; photos are available for purchase. The portrait deadline is April 6, 2018.

You may have your portrait taken at the Belle N Beau studios or during one of the service center dates below. To schedule your appointment, call 626-446-6000Tuesday–Friday 9 a.m.–6 p.m., or Saturday 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

Sunday, March 11, 2018     
Woodland Hills Service Center
20931 Burbank Blvd., Suite A
Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Sunday, March 18, 2018      
Long Beach Service Center- ATC
4040 N. Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90808

Sunday, March 25, 2018
Arcadia Service Center
101 E. Wheeler Ave.
Arcadia, CA 91006

Questions? Contact:      

Bethany Wylie
Long Beach & Marina Service Centers

Deanne Moore
Arcadia & Montclair Service Centers

Melissa Pepe
Woodland Hills, Santa Clarita, & Palmdale Service Centers