The Gold Award is the highest and most prestigious award that Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors can earn. Since 1916, the Gold Award has stood for excellence and leadership for girls everywhere. The Gold Award project challenges girls to identify an unmet need or core issue in the community, research and investigate it, recruit volunteers and build a team to create a plan to address the issue/need. The plan (Gold Award Proposal) is submitted to council for approval by a committee of volunteers. Once approved, the project is carried out - exemplifying the courage, confidence and character of the individual.
The successful Gold Award is a significant challenge: your opportunity to make the world a better place in an area that is personally meaningful for you. You'll learn about project management from the inside and how you can definitely make a difference in the world.
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The prerequisite for the Gold Award is completion of two Senior or Ambassador level Journeys. If the Silver Award has been earned, it reduces the requirement to one Journey. The guidelines are provided by GSUSA so that all girls across the nation are working to the same standard.
Earned Silver Award Complete one Journey
No Silver Award Complete two Journeys
Journeys can be chosen from either the Senior or Ambassador level.
Only work completed as a Senior or Ambassador applies to the award.
Celebrations and Recognition
Girl Scouts of Colorado public relations department sends press releases for each Gold Awardee to their local newspaper in recognition of the achievement. Information for the press releases as well as biographical material for the Celebration Book, is based on the completed bio and press release info form. This form is due at the time of final presentation.