The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest award a Girl Scout can earn. Once achieved, it shows colleges, employers, and your community that you’re out there changing the world.
Join a century of women who have done big things. Learn more about Gold Award scholarships, the history of the Gold Award, and the benefits of going Gold.
You can pursue your Girl Scout Gold Award if:
You're in high school (ninth through twelfth grade, or equivalent)
You're registered as a Girl Scout Senior or Girl Scout Ambassador
You have completed two Senior or Ambassador Journeys OR earned the Girl Scout Silver Award and completed a Journey
- GoGold allows you to save information as you work through the seven project steps, listed below.
- After you submit your proposal through GoGold (see step 5), you will be contacted by a GSCO representative about next steps and approval processes.
- From this point, you project is expected to take you individually 80 hours.
Girl Scout Gold Award Steps
Identify an issue
Investigate your issue thoroughly
Get help and build your team
Create a plan
Present your plan and gather feedback
Educate and inspire
Gold Award Resources and Tips:
Check out this helpful Highest Awards FAQ
Leaders and parents, use this helpful Gold Award Leader and Parent Checklist to guide your girls to success in earning the Gold Award
Remember: Make sure you have completed training and have project approval before you begin the bulk of work on your project
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