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Gold Award Girl Scouts

Issues of the world, meet your match. 

Gold Award Girl Scouts are the dreamers and the doers who take “make the world a better place” to the next level.

The Girl Scout Gold Award is the mark of the truly remarkable—proof that not only can she make a difference, but that she already has.

Seniors and Ambassadors who earn the Gold Award tackle issues that are dear to them and drive lasting change in their communities and beyond. Think of the Gold Award as a key that can open doors to scholarships, preferred admission tracks for college, and amazing career opportunities.

Girl Scout Gold Award pin
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

Important Dates:

August 1st | Deadline to submit a final report for approval by the Higher Awards Committee is August 1st of the year a girl graduates from high school. 

How to Get Started on your Gold Award

Any girl working on her Gold Award must attend a Gold Award Training. Please view the training calendar for workshop dates. 

Please take note of the following:
  • It is required to take the Gold Award training as a Senior/Ambassador before submitting your Gold Award proposal.
Getting Started

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. The deadline for Gold Award Proposals are no later than February 1st of their 12th grade year. 

Financial Forms:

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.

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Wrapping Up

Wrapping Up

Final Report Online Submissions: 
Submit Your Final Report Using Go Gold

Girls must submit their final reports by February 1st to be recognized in that year's Annual Recognition Ceremony. The absolute deadline to submit a final report for approval by the Higher Awards Committee is August 1st of the year a girl graduates from high school. Girls bridging from 12th grade to adults on October 1st are  no longer eligible to earn the Gold Award.


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