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.
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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
Educate and inspire
GSWISE Gold Award Resources
- Girl Guidelines
- Gold Award Standards of Excellence
- Go Gold Online (for completion of Proposal and Final Report forms)
- Adult Guide
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Community Mapping Activity
- Press Kit for Highest Awards
- Project Ideas
- Proposed and Final Time Log and Budget Sheet
- Guía Medalla de oro
- Guía para voluntarias adultas
View the 2017 Highest Awards Celebration Program.
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.