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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. 

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 career opportunities.

Girl Scout Gold Award pin
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


Completed the Gold Award Training found here

Girl Scout Gold Award Steps

Identify an issue and investigate your issue thoroughly


Get help and build your team


Complete the Gold Award Training video found here


Create a GoGold Account to start your project proposal 


Finish your project proposal


Sign up for a presentation day to submit your project proposal in front of our council’s Gold Award Committee**


Present your plan and gather feedback


Make any necessary changes and corrections and present the changes to the Committee


Take action and begin your project to educate and inspire


Present your Final Report to the Gold Award Committee

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 Program Specialist - Older Girl at 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

We’ve gone digital! Use the link below to register at GoGoldOnline to get started on your Gold Award Project. If you have any questions, please email

Important Links

Gold Award Training for Girls
Gold Award Guide for Project Advisors
Take Action Project Ideas

Helpful Resources

Request for Gold Award Coaching via email

Gold Award Reimbursement Form

Donation Authorization Request Form

Gold Award Rubric


YouTube Playlist

We’ve compiled a YouTube playlist, Go for the Gold: Tips from Gold Award Girl Scouts, to support Girl Scout Senior and Ambassadors working on their Gold Award proposal or looking to get started on it. The playlist guides girls through the seven steps to earning the Gold Award—delivered straight from a few of our exceptional Gold Award Girl Scouts—and we’ll continue to add to it.

We encourage Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors to subscribe to the playlist as they start their journeys toward going Gold or work to elevate their current Gold Award projects.