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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 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 Advisory Board.

In order to participate in GSTOP-sponsored Gold Award ceremonies, your Gold Award Final Report must be submitted into GoGold no later than March 1.

Girl Scout Gold Award pin

You can pursue your Girl Scout Gold Award if:

     You have attended a GSTOP Gold Award training (see dates below).


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 


Take action


Educate and inspire

Dates to remember:

Gold Award Trainings
Register for trainings on GSEvents.
10 a.m.
Gold Award Advisory
Committee Meetings:
6:30 p.m.  
  • September 17, 2022
  • October 15, 2022
  • November 19, 2022
  • December 17, 2022
  • January 21, 2023
  • February 18, 2023
  • March 18, 2023
  • April 22, 2023
  • May 20, 2023
  • June 17, 2023
  • July 15, 2023
  • August 19, 2023
  • September 16, 2023

Gold Award Training Workshop must be completed before you submit your proposal.

  • September 14, 2022
  • October 12, 2022
  • November 9, 2022
  • December 14, 2022
  • January 11, 2023
  • February 8, 2023
  • March 8, 2023
  • April 12, 2023
  • May 10, 2023
  • June 14, 2023
  • July 12, 2023
  • August 9, 2023
  • September 13, 2023

Gold Award Project Proposal must be approved prior to beginning your project.