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Girl Scout Gold Award

The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest award a Girl Scout can earn and symbolizes outstanding accomplishments in leadership development and advocating for others.

Girl Scout Gold Award Guidelines
  • Grades 9-12 (Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors)
  • Prerequisite: Two Girl Scout Senior or Ambassador journeys -OR- having earned the Girl Scout Silver Award, complete one Girl Scout Senior or Ambassador journey
  • Girls work individually
  • 80 hours suggested minimum
  • Project makes a lasting difference in the local community, region, or beyond
  • Includes provisions to ensure sustainability
  • Girls identify national and/or global links to their selected issue, learn from others, and develop a plan to share the results of their project beyond the local community
  • For more information about the Girl Scout Gold Award guidelines, attend one of the upcoming award trainings. This training is mandatory 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 are due at least three weeks prior to the pre-scheduled interview date a girl wishes to attend.  
    • Final Report forms are due 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 in order to be scheduled foran interview.
    • Girls interview with two members of the GSWISE Gold Award Mentor Committee. 
    • Interviews are approximately 20-30 minutes in length. 
  • Upcoming interview dates: 
    • Tuesday, April 14, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Trefoil Oaks
    • Monday, May 4, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Marion Chester Read Center
    • Tuesday, June 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m., New Berlin Service Center
    • Monday, July 20, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Marion Chester Read Center
    • Thursday, August 20, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Trefoil Oaks

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.

Date: Monday, May 18, 6:00 pm, Italian Community Center, Milwaukee. Invitations will be mailed to girls/troops eligible for recognition at the end of March.

Grant Opportunities
Click on the links below for application information from community organizations that support youth led projects. In addition to these, girls are encouraged to research and seek out other grants that may support their award project. 

Gold Award Benefit

A Girl Scout who has earned her Gold Award immediately rises one rank in all four branches of the U.S. Military. A number of college-scholarship opportunities also await Gold Award designees.