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
You can pursue your Girl Scout Gold Award if:
You're in high school (ninth through twelfth grade, or
You're registered as a Girl Scout Senior or Girl Scout
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
Investigate your issue thoroughly
Get help and build your team
Create a plan
Present your plan and gather feedback
Educate and inspire
Girl Scout Gold Award Training Materials:
Gold Award Project Submittals:
The Gold Award is submitted online through GSUSA’s Gold Award portal, GoGold Online. Paper or e-mail submissions will not be accepted.
The Girl Scout Gold Award is awarded annually to individual girls meeting the above requirements and who have completed the necessary steps required by the High Awards Committee. Girls must submit a project proposal and have a Proposal Interview with the Highest Awards Committee and receive approval before beginning their project and must submit a Final Report and have a Final Interview to the committee before receiving the awards. Girls are assigned a committee member to act as a mentor to provide guidance and assistance with the Gold Award process.
Gold Award Girl Scouts are recognized at the Highest Awards Ceremony each spring.