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Gold Award Girl Scouts: Issues of the world, meet your match.

Become a Gold Award Girl Scout

Change the world, change your life, and earn the most prestigious award in Girl Scouting.

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.

1. Gold Award Info Sessions

Gold Info Sessions are for Senior/Ambassador Girl Scouts wanting to learn about the process and get questions answered. Leaders and Adult Caregivers will learn about the process and their role in supporting their Girl Scout(s). You can register for an upcoming session by clicking your preferred date below.

2. Begin your pathway to Gold

Welcome! Get started by reading Your Guide to Going Gold. There are also guides for troop leaders and parents / caregivers.

Your Guide to Going Gold

Gold Award Guide for Troop Leaders

Gold Award Guide for Parents/Caregivers 

Steps for a Gold Award Project at a GSKSMO Camp Property
  1. Thinking about a project on a GSKSMO Camp property? Contact to discuss ideas and options.
  2. Once you have discussed your ideas with Camp Dept. Submit your project to Highest Award - Camp Property Project Request Form
  3. Upon approval of your camp project, continue to complete your next steps: Complete Gold Training, Submit your Proposal and so on.
3. Complete Gold Training

You are on your way! Complete the Gold training Canvas here:

4. Submit your proposal
  1. After training, download the Go Gold app.
  2. Submit your Gold Award Proposal via the Go Gold app.
5. Get ready for your Gold Award Panel
  1. Once you submit your proposal, you will receive an invitation via email to your Gold Award panel.
  2. Confirm your panel by responding to the email invitation.
  3. Come to your panel ready to talk us through your project.
6. Gold Award approval go time!
  1. Once you are approved through your panel, you are ready to go.
  2. Keep in touch on a regular basis with your Council Advisor.
  3. Reach out for help when you need it.
  4. Record progress in the Go Gold app.
  5. Go make the world a better place for all of us.
7. Finishing up
  1. Submit your Final Report via the Go Gold app.
  2. Set up your Final Interview with your Advisor. Your Advisor must sign off on your Final Report.
  3. Get ready for our Celebrate Gold event. Emails will be sent with details as we get ready to celebrate with you. 
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've completed your Silver Award plus one Senior or Ambassador Journey OR two Senior or Ambassador Journeys


You have completed the Gold Award Workshop or
Gold Award Training


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 


Take action


Educate and inspire