Gold Award Girl Scouts are rock stars, role models, and real-life heroes. How do they do it? By using everything they’ve learned as a Girl Scout to solve a problem in their community or make a lasting change in their world.
Seniors and Ambassadors who want to go for the Gold Award build a team of trusted adults, peers, and leaders in their community to guide them through challenges and support their success.
Plus? Nothing beats that feeling of seeing real, lasting, and sustainable change and knowing it was you who made it happen. It changes the way you see your place in the world—and how the world sees you.
Are in ninth, tenth, eleventh, or twelfth grade
Are a registered Senior or Ambassador
Have completed two Senior or Ambassador Journeys, or have earned the Girl Scout Silver Award and completed one Senior or Ambassador Journey
Check out all the great resources available to help you shine as you go for the Gold Award.
Find an issue in your community or the world that you care about.
Learn everything you can about that issue through research and trusted sources.
Form a team by identifying experts and people in your community who could help you.
Think about the root cause of an issue, then make a plan of how you could tackle it.
Submit your project proposal to our Girl Scout council for approval.
Lead your team and carry out your plan.
Reflect on the change you’ve created in your community and the world, share your story, and inspire others to make a difference, too.
Girl Scouts going for the Gold must receive council approval at two occasions:
Upon submission, council staff will connect the Girl Scout with a Highest Awards Committee member to gain council approval through email, text messages, phone calls, video calls, and/or in-person meetings. If you wish to connect with someone prior to submitting a Project Proposal, simply contact us at 800-565-4475 or firstname.lastname@example.org to be connected earlier in the process.
I introduced the sport of tennis to children of color in my community.
I educated the community about preventing microplastics in WI lakes and rivers.