The Girl Scout Gold Award represents the highest achievement in Girl Scouting; it recognizes girls in grades 9 through 12 who demonstrate extraordinary leadership projects. Since 1916, girls have successfully answered the call to Go Gold, an act that indelibly marks them as accomplished members of their communities and the world.
• Gold Award Fact Sheet (from GSUSA)
• Gold Award Manifesto YouTube Video
• Stationary Template
• Scholarships and also check here.
• Gold Award Facebook Page
(this training is for girls, but leaders or parents may attend to observe)
Check the Activity Finder for details on when training is scheduled in your area. For groups of 10 or more girls, an additional training can be scheduled for your group. Contact your local Gold Award Staff contact with questions.
You can complete and save information as you work through the 7 Project Steps. From this point, your project is expected to take you individually about 80 hours.
1. Choose an issue: See page 9-11 of your toolkit, and use this handout for ideas: GoGold-Project_Ideas
2. Investigate: Use the mind-mapping tool – page 12 of your toolkit
3. Get help: See page 13 of your toolkit
|Community Project Advisor||This is an adult you choose, who is knowledgeable about your project topic. This person cannot be your parent or troop leader.|
|Gold Award Committee Mentor||You’ll meet this person after you submit your proposal. Their role is to ensure your project meets all Gold Award requirements and help keep you on track.|
|Troop Leaders||Can be a great resource to coach you along your project but be sure to remind them that it’s YOUR individual project!|
|Parents||Can be a great support, but be sure to remind them that it’s YOUR project!|
|Council Staff||Email firstname.lastname@example.org, or view the contact list for your region|
|Other team members||You get to build your own team, to make sure to include people who are also passionate about your project, and rely on them for help!|
4. Create a Plan: See page 14-18 of your toolkit – there are 2 project examples if you’re getting stuck
5. ** Present your Plan and Get Feedback **
6. Take Action: You can do it!
7. Educate and Inspire: See page 19 of your toolkit