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 about scholarships for Gold Award Girl Scouts, 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
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
Any girl working on her Gold Award must attend a Silver and Gold Award Workshop. Please view the training calendar for workshop dates.
If you have previously attended this workshop for your Silver Award you do not have to retake the class.
The first step towards earning your Gold Award is submitting your Project Proposal Online. Girls must submit their proposal using the Go Gold Online Submission.
Adult Guide: Girl Scout Gold Award
As a volunteer, you’ll encourage Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors working toward their Girl Scout Gold Award. Use this Adult Guide to help you support girls as they develop into tomorrow’s leaders.
Final Report Online Submissions:
Submit Your Final Report Using Go Gold
Girls must submit their final reports by March 1 to participate in that year's Annual Recognition ceremony in April. The absolute deadline to submit a final report for committee approval is August 1 of the year a girl graduates from high school. Girls leaving grade 12 officially bridge to adults on Oct. 1 and are no longer eligible to earn the Gold Award.
We want to celebrate your achievement! Please provide the requested items for the annual report and slideshow to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Project Description
- Action shot of you working on your project
Questions? Contact Melissa Palacios at email@example.com or (361) 883-3611.