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Girl Scout Gold Award Alliance Directory

Introduction
Prerequisites
Submission Process
Resources
Helpful Gold Award Links
Gold Award Forms

Check out more information on the Girl Scout Gold Award from GSUSA

Interested in learning more about the Girl Scout Gold Award?  You’ve come to the right place! 

Gold Award Online Tutorial

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.

Prerequisites

Before submitting your proposal, you must:

  • Complete two Journeys at the Girl Scout Senior and/or Ambassador level, OR
  • Earn the Girl Scout Silver Award as a Cadette, and complete one Senior or Ambassador Journey*

Submission Process

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.

Resources

Gold Award Online Tutorial

Gold Award Toolkit
Stay organized and keep track of your ideas, contact information, appointments, and plans with the Girl Scout Gold Award Toolkit. This toolkit includes a standards of excellence tracking sheet, tips, planning guides, and advice to help with each step of your Take Action project.

Gold Award Guidelines for Girls
This GSUSA resources outlines what you will be doing as you work towards earning your Gold Award and illustrates the standards of excellence.

The Gold Standard  Color  |  Grey Scale

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
A resources for any adults mentoring girls during the Gold Award process, including parents, troop volunteers and Gold Award advisors.

Gold Award FAQs
Your go-to guide for all questions relating to the Gold Award.

Helpful Gold Award Links:

Click here to schedule your In-Person Presentation
Click here to learn more about the Panel.
Click here for the Gold Court of Awards, where you can see what other girls have done to earn the Gold Award.
Click here to find out about upcoming Gold Award Workshops, where a Gold Award Panel member will tell you what you need to know to go for the Gold!
Click here to find out more about scholarships you might be eligible for, including the Girl Scouts Nation's Capital - Sarah and Lawrence Phillips Girl Scout Gold Award Scholarship Fund.
Click here to find out more about In Your Honor, Girl Scouts Nation's Capital's annual Gold Award ceremony.

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 Forms

Gold Award Project Proposal (PDF)
Gold Award Project Proposal (Word)
Gold Award Project Proposal Supplement (PDF)
Gold Award Project Proposal Supplement (Word)
Gold Award Final Report (PDF)
Gold Award Final Report (Word)
Gold Award Hours Log (PDF)
Gold Award Hours Log (Word)

Click here to find your Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia Congressional Districts for the Gold Award forms.
Click here to find your DC Council Ward for the Gold Award forms.

Contact our Teen Program Specialist, Ashlee Warren for more information.     

Areas we currently serve.