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Hello and welcome to the exciting opportunity that awaits you – earning your Gold Award

Scarsdale Edgemont Girl Scouts are earning these awards in record numbers and we invite and encourage you to do it too! It’s not too difficult and it will add an incredible achievement to your resume and life experiences.

Where to Start

When you are in High School, begin working on your Gold Award by completing a Senior or Ambassador Journey.

If you didn’t earn a Silver Award, you will need to complete 2 Senior Journeys before you can start your Gold Award. Read the requirements in more detail here.

Also aim to attend a Going for the Gold Workshop, run by GSHH.

Start to think about the project YOU would like to work on.  This GSUSA worksheet may be helpful. All SEGS girls should contact one of the local Scarsdale Edgemont trained mentors, Mary Blumenthal Lane, Karen Elsner, or Judy Stanley to review project ideas.

Then complete your Gold Award Application/Proposal. Again, feel free to run your ideas by Scarsdale Edgemont Gold mentors before submitting your paperwork.

When you are ready, submit all paperwork relating to your proposed project to and ask for an appointment in Pleasantville for a Gold Award meeting to present your proposed Gold Award project. Remember, you may not start your project until it has been approved by the Gold Award Committee.  The Committee will ask you questions about your project to make sure it will meet these requirements:

  • take you about 80 hours to complete
  • of which 80 hours at least 16 hours must be leadership work (i.e. you running a class, directing others how to complete a task – emails and meetings with adults do not count as leadership)
  • have a global component – find a way to take your project outside the community which it benefits.  If you work with an animal shelter, for example, maybe you can raise awareness of what you did at your High School or share your efforts with other shelters in your area.
  • be sustainable


If you are looking for a Girl Scout Silver or Gold Award mentor in the Scarsdale/Edgemont area, please contact


2016-17 Pleasantville Gold Award Committee Dates
July 18
August 15
September 19
October 17
November 21
December 19
January 9 (tbc)
February 13 (tbc)
March 20
April 17
May 15
June 19

Appointments begin at 6:30 PM and are scheduled in 15 min. intervals. Appointments are only made after proposal paperwork is received. We suggest you email your application proposal.

Award Ceremonies

Each June, SEGS hosts a Gold/Silver Award ceremony and reception at the Betty Taubert Girl Scout House for all Scarsdale Edgemont Gold and Silver Award recipients. Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson also holds a ceremony in early spring for Gold Award recipients.