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
Gold Award 101 Online Training Survey
You should fill this out ONLY after you have watched the online training.
- Deadline for final paperwork and final interview to be completed – September 30th of the year you finish 12th grade (no late paperwork will be accepted)
- If you want to be recognized at the spring High Award Ceremonies, you must be APPROVED for your Gold Award by February 1st of the same year
- Gold Award Scholarship Deadline – February 1st each year
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 Gold Award 101 training online or in-person
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 you care about
Investigate your issue thoroughly
Get help and build your team
Present your plan and gather feedback by scheduling a proposal interview with the Gold Award committee
closest to you
Take action by completing your project
Educate and inspire others to act by completing your final paperwork
using the Go Gold Online tool and schedule a final
interview with the Gold Award committee closest to you
The Benefits of Going Gold
Girl Scout Gold Award recipients do well in life! They rate their general success significantly higher than their peers and report greater success in reaching their goals in many areas.
Higher education and career
- Distinguish yourself in the college admissions process
- Earn college scholarships
- Enter the military one rank higher
- Be seen as a role model and distinguished leader
- Master time management skills
- Make the world a better place
- Use your vision for change
- Tackle an issue, locally or globally
- Establish a lifetime network
- Create your community legacy with a sustainable solution to a problem