Interested in learning more about the Girl Scout Gold Award? You’ve come to the right place!
Since the creation of the Online Tutorial, the Gold Award Panel Locations have changed. The Panels are currently located in Washington, DC; Waldorf, Maryland; Fairfax, Virginia; South Riding, Virginia; Shenandoah Region; and Frederick, Maryland.
Congratulations on deciding to earn the highest award in Girl Scouts. By earning the Gold Award, you will discover, connect, and take action to become a leader in your community. There is a wealth of resources available to you.
Before submitting your proposal, you must:
To submit your proposal, send it to us at Girl Scouts Nation's Capital, 4301 Connecticut Avenue, NW, M-2, Washington, DC 20008, Attn: Gold Award Panel. All submissions must be received by 5pm on the first business day of the month.
Once your proposal is approved, you must engage in a Take Action Project that addresses a root cause of an issue that you’re interested in, has national and/or global ties, and is sustainable. It is suggested that you spend a minimum of 80 hours on the project, including any work you’ve done before submitting your proposal. The 80 hour guideline does not include time spent on Journeys or the Silver Award.
*Please note: Juliettes should be sure to obtain copies of both the Girl and Adult Guides for each Journey, as both books are needed to successfully complete all of the Journey requirements.
In order to be recognized at the In Your Honor, Girl Scouts Nation's Capital's annual Gold Award Ceremony, your Final Report must be turned in by March 16, 2015 at 5pm.
Gold Award Toolkit
Gold Award Guidelines for Girls
This Girl Scouts Nation's Capital resource contains detailed information on the Gold Award Panel process and includes helpful hints and submission checklists for planning and implementing a successful project.
Since the creation of The Gold Standard, the Gold Award Panel locations have changed. The Panels are currently located in Washington, DC; Waldorf, Maryland; Fairfax, Virginia; South Riding, Virginia; Shenandoah Region; and Frederick, Maryland.
Gold Award Guidelines for Adults
Gold Award FAQs
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Looking for information about how girls of all abilities can earn their Gold Award? Click here for a special FAQ section, and here to learn more about past projects focusing on children with disabilities.
Gold Award Project Proposal (PDF)
Contact our Teen Program Specialist, Ashlee Warren for more information.