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 about scholarships for Gold Award Girl Scouts, the history of the Gold Award, and the benefits of going Gold.
Submit your application by the first of the month prior to the month you wish to begin your project (ex: to begin a project in January, this form must be submitted by December 1). Deadlines are firm. Do not begin your project until you have received approval from the Gold Award Adisory Board.
In order to participate in council-sponsored Gold Award ceremonies, your Gold Award Final Report must be filed no later than April 1.
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 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