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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


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

 Read this important FAQ before getting started.



After training, complete and submit your Girl Scout Gold Award Project Proposal to us by email or via the Go Gold app. 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.

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