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Gold Award

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. 

Get inspired by Girl Scouts right here in Colorado who are making an impact on issues like increasing access to STEM education, encouraging family literacy, and combatting hunger.

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You can pursue your Girl Scout Gold Award if:
 
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You're in high school (ninth through twelfth grade, or equivalent) 
 

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You're registered as a Girl Scout Senior or Girl Scout Ambassador
 

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You have completed two Senior or Ambassador Journeys OR earned the Girl Scout Silver Award and completed a Journey
 

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You have taken your Gold Award Training. (Visit our Events Calendar or check out the Online Training.)

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  • 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
 
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Identify an issue
 

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Investigate your issue thoroughly
 

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Get help and build your team
 

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Create a plan
 

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Present your plan and gather feedback 
 

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Take action
 

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Educate and inspire
 

Gold Award Resources and Tips:
 
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Gold Award Training: Visit the Events Calendar or Online Training

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Check out this helpful Gold Award FAQ

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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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