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.
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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
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.
Girl Scout Gold Award Resources
Gold Award Triangle Handout
Gold Award Adult Volunteer Guide
Gold Award Project Proposal
Gold Award Final Report Form
Gold Award Reimbursement Form
Donation Authorization Request Form
Gold Award Hours Log
Service vs. Take Action example activity
Take Action Project Handout