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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. 

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 


Take action


Educate and inspire


GSWISE Gold Award Resources

For more information about the Girl Scout Gold Award guidelines, join us for one of our upcoming award trainings. This training is required for all girls interested in earning the Girl Scout Gold Award.

Girls must receive council approval through an interview process before beginning their Girl Scout Gold Award project.

  • Project Proposal forms must be submitted through Go Gold Online at least three weeks prior to the pre-scheduled interview date a girl wishes to attend.
  • Final Report forms must be submitted through Go Gold Online at least two weeks prior to the pre-scheduled interview date a girl wishes to attend.
  • Simply submit the Project Proposal or Final Report forms through Go Gold Online in order to be scheduled for an interview.
  • Girls interview with two members of the GSWISE Gold Award Mentor Committee.
  • Interviews are approximately 20-30 minutes in length.
  • Check out upcoming interview dates and locations.


Girl Scout Awards Celebration

The Girl Scout Award Celebration is an opportunity for girls who have earned the Girl Scout Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards to be recognized for their accomplishments. Families, troop leaders, and project advisors are encouraged to attend. Girls wishing to be recognized at the upcoming spring recognition event must submit all final reports by the annual deadline of February 1.

Invitations will be mailed to girls/troops eligible for recognition in March.