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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.

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.  

Unsure where to begin? Check out these resources!
  • 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)
    • Fill out the Gold Award Final Report
    • If you used GoGold Online, head to Step Seven
    • Make sure you include a letter of recommendation (from the organization your project benefitted or your Project Advisor)
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You can pursue your Girl Scout Gold Award if:
Girl Scout Gold Award Steps

Identify an issue


Investigate your issue thoroughly


Get help and build your team


Create a plan

  • 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

Present your plan and receive approval from the Council


Take action


Educate and inspire


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Learn more about Gold Award scholarships, the history of the Gold Award, and the benefits of going Gold. 


Investigate your issue thoroughly


Create a plan