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Gold Award

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. 

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 


Take action


Educate and inspire

Girl Scout Gold Award presentation process:

All Girl Scout Gold Award candidates must meet with the Girl Scout Gold Award Committee twice during the award process.  The first meeting is to present your project proposal for approval.  Do not begin your project until you have received approval from the Girl Scout Gold Award Committee.  The second meeting is to present your Final Report on the approved project.  Contact the Girl Leadership Experience, Partnerships and Girl Awards Manager for more information or questions regarding highest awards.

To see a list of Girl Scout Gold Award Presentation Meetings, go to our events page.

Girl Scout Gold Award Proposal and Final Report Forms need to be typed and received 30 days before the presentation date you wish to attend.  Every effort will be made to meet your first choice.