Get ready to go for the Gold! During this training, you will learn about the requirements, approval process and helpful tips for earning the Girl Scout Gold Award. Girls will also have the opportunity to brainstorm and receive feedback on their project ideas. Find upcoming trainings here.
Gold Award Girl Scouts
Issues of the world, meet your match.
You’ve probably liked, shared, marched, helped out and possibly even donated—now it’s time to take action and become a Gold Award Girl Scout. Who is a Gold Award Girl Scout, though? She’s the dreamer and doer who takes “make the world a better place” to the next level. She’s driven, passionate and optimistic. She’s the leader of tomorrow today. Essentially? She’s you!
So get ready to earn the Girl Scout Gold Award, the most highly regarded award in the world for girls. It’s the mark of the truly remarkable—proof that not only can you make a difference, but that you already have. It’s a distinction that can open your world up to scholarships, preferred admission tracks for college and amazing career opportunities.
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
You're registered as a Girl Scout Senior or Girl Scout
You have completed two Senior or Ambassador Journeys OR earned the Girl Scout Silver Award and completed a Journey
You have participated in a Ready, Set, Take Action- Girl Scout Gold Award training (Registration deadline for these sessions is one week before or until full).
Girl Scout Gold Award Steps
Identify an issue
- Use your values and skills to choose a community issue that you care about.
Investigate your issue thoroughly
- Use your sleuthing skills to learn everything you can about the issue you've identified.
Get help and build your team
- Form a team to support your efforts and help you take action.
Create a plan
- Identify the root cause of an issue and then create a plan to tackle it.
Present your plan and gather feedback
- Submit your Project Proposal Form to your Girl Scout council for approval.
- Lead your team and carry out your plan.
Educate and inspire
- Tell your story and share your results.
Remember: Girl Scouts may not start implementing their project
until they have received approval from the Girl Scout Gold Award
Ready, Set, Take Action- Girl Scout Gold Award Trainings
Girl Resources & Forms
Guidelines for Funding Girl Scout Gold Award Projects
Girl Scout Gold Award Important Dates
Ways to Celebrate
Troop Leader, Parent & Project Advisor Resources
Tips from Gold Award Girl Scouts
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The Gold Award Committee
The Gold Award Committee is composed of caring and dedicated volunteers. Each committee member mentors girls as they embark on their journey toward the Girl Scout Gold Award- offering advice, support and guidance along the way. These committee members’ efforts ensure the success of our GSCP2P Gold Award Girl Scouts and their dedication is what makes our Girl Scout Gold Award program possible.
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!