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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 about scholarships for Gold Award Girl Scouts, the history of the Gold Award, and the benefits of going Gold. 

Girl Scout Gold Award
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


You have watched the three Girl Scout Gold Award training videos: Mission Possible: Intro to Silver and Gold Awards; Green Carpet Interviews- Gold AwardShow Me the Money 


You have participated in a Girl Scout Gold Award training (Registration deadline for these sessions is two weeks before or until full).


A registered Girl Scout adult associated with the Gold Award girl has also participated in a Girl Scout Gold Award training


Girl Scout Gold Award Proposal Paperwork


Girl Scout Gold Award Final Report Paperwork


Girl Scout Gold Award Steps

Identify an issue

  • Your Gold Award project must address an expressed need in your community and benefit an organization outside of Girl Scouts. Your community could be your neighborhood, town, state, country or the entire world.
  • Sustainability is a key component of the Gold Award. How will you ensure your project continues past your involvement?

Investigate your issue thoroughly

  • Think about all the moving pieces of your project: Do you need permission from your school, church, etc.? Do you need to consult an expert about your issue? Do you need to raise funds to support your project? What obstacles might you face while completing your project and how can you address them?

Get help and build your team

  • Build a team of at least five volunteers who are unrelated to you.
  • Find a project advisor - someone from the organization who will benefit from your project and/or someone who is knowledgeable about your issue.

Create a plan


Present your plan and gather feedback 

  • Once your Gold Award Proposal is submitted, you will be contacted by the Girl Experience Manager in your area to schedule your Gold Award Proposal interview. Review the 2018-19 Gold Award Interview Dates for submission deadlines and interview dates.
  • At your Gold Award Proposal interview, you will meet with the Gold Award Committee in your area to discuss your project. The committee will ask questions and give you feedback on your project. You may not begin working on your project until you receive an official approval letter from the Gold Award Committee. This is usually awarded at the end of your interview. If changes to your project are required before approval, the committee will discuss these with you and you will receive official approval once these changes are made.

Take action

  • Once you receive official approval, you may begin working on your Gold Award project. You will also be assigned an advisor from the Gold Award committee with whom you will communicate throughout your Gold Award process.
  • Once your Gold Award project is finished, complete steps 6-7 in Go Gold and submit your Gold Award Final Report. In addition, complete a Photo & Press Release Form and upload them to your Go Gold with your Final Report.
  • Complete the online Gold Award Brag Sheet.
  • Once your Gold Award Final Report and Brag Sheet iis submitted, you will be contacted by the Girl Experience Manager in your area to schedule your Gold Award exit interview. Review the 2018-19 Gold Award Interview Dates for submission deadlines and interview dates.

Educate and inspire

  • Congratulations! You are an official Girl Scout Gold Award recipient! You will be invited to Girl Scout Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont’s annual award ceremony in the spring. In order to be honored at this celebration, Final Reports must be submitted by March 15. Girls who submit their Final Report after this date will be honored at next year’s celebration. You will receive more information about the award ceremony in early spring. 


Our Gold Award Committee is accepting applications!  Gold Award Committee members meet monthly to review Gold Award applications, conduct entrance and exit interviews, provide guidance to girls working on projects and award recipients with the highest honor a Girl Scout can achieve. Interested applicants need to have a strong interest in working with high school age girls. Experience with highest awards is preferred but not required. Please  click here to fill out the interest form to learn more!