The Gold Award represents the highest achievement in Girl Scouting, recognizing girls who demonstrate extraordinary leadership through remarkable Take Action projects that have sustainable impact in their communities-and beyond.
If you're ready to be a part of this prestigious group of young women who are changing the world, let's get started.
The requirements for applying to earn your Girl Scout Gold Award are simple.
- Be in 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grades
- Be a registered Girl Scout Senior or Ambassador
- Have completed two Senior or Ambassador Journeys OR have earned the Girl Scout Silver Award and completed one Journey
Not all projects will require the same length of time to complete from planning to sharing and celebration. The time it takes to earn the awards will depend on the nature of the project, the size of the team, and the support of the community. Quality projects should be emphasized over quantity of hours. After the journey(s) requirement is fulfilled, the suggested minimum number of hours to use as a guide is:
The Gold Award -- suggested minimum 80 hours