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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. 

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You can pursue your Girl Scout Gold Award if:
 
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You're in high school (ninth through twelfth grade, or equivalent) 
 

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You're registered as a Girl Scout Senior or Girl Scout Ambassador
 

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You have completed two Senior or Ambassador Journeys OR earned the Girl Scout Silver Award and completed a Journey
 

IMPORTANT: As of Oct. 1, 2016, Girl Scouts who need to earn funds to support their their Bronze, Silver or Gold Award Projects must participate in the Fall Product and Girl Scout Cookie programs, selling the minimum number of cookies and fall product (per Volunteer Essentials) as their first money-earning activity.

COUNCIL PROPOSAL SUBMISSION PROCESS:

  1. TRAINING
    • As of Oct. 1, 2015, any girl seeking to complete her Gold Award must attend a council-facilitated Gold Award training.  Upcoming Trainings>>
  2. SUBMIT PROPOSAL
  3. INTERVIEW
    • After the council reviews your materials, you will receive an invitation to schedule your proposal or final interview with the Gold Award Committee.

COUNCIL FINAL REPORT SUBMISSION PROCESS:

  1. REVIEW
    • Review your final report with your Gold Award Committee mentor prior to submitting.
  2. SUBMIT FINAL REPORT
  3. INTERVIEW
    • After the council reviews your materials, you will receive an invitation to schedule your final interview with the Gold Award Committee.
Girl Scout Gold Award Steps
 
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Identify an issue
 

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Investigate your issue thoroughly
 

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Get help and build your team
 

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Create a plan
 

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Present your plan and gather feedback 
 

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Take action
 

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