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

Gold Award Girl Scouts

Issues of the world, meet your match. 

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 more about Gold Award scholarships, the history of the Gold Award, and the benefits of going Gold. 

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

Complete and submit Girl Scout Gold Award Project Proposal to us by email. Paperwork is then reviewed by Manager of Teen Experiences and you will be invited to attend a Gold Award Panel to present your Project Proposal. At that time, a Gold Award Advisor will be appointed to you. 

Once your Gold Award Project is finished, complete the Girl Scout Gold Award Final Report and schedule a Final Interview with your Gold Award Advisor. Your Advisor must sign off on your Final Report.

The Gold Award has been officially earned upon completing a successful Final Interview and all paperwork has been submitted to us by email

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