Identify an issue
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.
You can pursue the Gold Award if you are in high school (9th–12th grade), you are registered as a Girl Scout Senior or Ambassador, and you have completed two Senior or Ambassador Journeys OR earned the Girl Scout Silver Award and completed one Senior or Ambassador Journey.
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Girl Scout Gold Award Steps
Investigate your issue thoroughly
Get help and build your team
- Including ALL Girls: Learn more about Inclusion and the Gold Award
- Find a project advisor–a content area expert, and identify community organizations that could help you reach your goals
Create a plan
Present your plan and receive approval from the Council
- Sign-up to do a panel presentation to the Gold Award Panel (optional; not required)
Educate and inspire
- Complete your Gold Award Final Report by September 30th of the year you graduate from high school (Class of 2017, you have until September 30, 2017)
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Learn more about Gold Award scholarships, the history of the Gold Award, and the benefits of going Gold.