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Girl Scout Gold Award

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A girl wishing to earn a Gold Award needs to submit a project proposal form to council prior to beginning the award project. On this and all subsequent paperwork, be sure to use your five digit troop number. After submitting her proposal, a girl must also present her proposal in person to the Gold Award Committee in accordance with the schedule below. The project cannot be started until the girl receives approval from the Committee.

When the award project is completed, the final report form must be submitted to council for approval. A girl may, if she wishes, present her final report in person to the Gold Award Committee, but this is not required.

If a girl is approved to receive the Gold Award, Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways, Inc. will purchase the award pin for her.

Here are the forms you will need.


Where to Direct Questions and Submit Paperwork

If after reviewing the Girl Guidelines, you have additional questions, please feel free to contact an award consultant. (See the list at the bottom of tis page.) The award consultants are available to meet with a group of girls and walk them through the award process. To schedule a time to meet with an award consultant, please contact them directly at least one month prior to when you would like them to meet with you. If there is no consultant listed for your county, please send an e-mail to our GSLE Program Manager or call her at 315.698.9400 x2038.

Your Project Proposal and Project Final Report can be scanned and submitted as attachments to an e-mail message to our GSLE Program Manager (don't forget to attach the documents) or they can be sent via standard mail to the following address:
  GSLE Program Manager
  Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways
  8170 Thompson Road
  Cicero NY 13039-9393

Important: Please call 315-698-9400, ext. 2026 to confirm that we received your forms.

Girl Scout Gold Award Project Proposal and Final Report Submission Dates

Gold Award project proposals and final reports are collected at intervals throughout the membership year for consideration at the next Gold Award Committee meeting.

Note: To be included in our 2016 Young Women of Distinction events, final reports must be submitted no later than April 1, 2016. If your final report is not submitted by this date, you will be included in the Young Women of Distinction events in 2017.

Gold Award proposals must be received by Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways by 12:30 p.m. on any of the following dates to be presented at the Committee meeting on the corresponding date listed below.


 Gold Award Submission Deadlines and Committee Meeting Dates

    Submit by: September 4, 2015
    Committee meeting: Wednesday, September 16, 2015
    Submit by: November 6, 2015
    Committee meeting: Wednesday, November 18, 2015
    Submit by: January 8, 2016
    Committee meeting: Wednesday, January 20, 2016
    Submit by: March 4, 2016
    Committee meeting: Wednesday, March 16, 2016
    Submit by: May 6, 2016
    Committee meeting: Wednesday, May 18, 2016
    Submit by: July 8, 2016
    Committee meeting: Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Once Gold Award project proposals are received you will be contacted as to the date and location in your area for the Gold Award Committee review. Please remember to have proposals complete with signatures from girl, leader and project advisor.

Gold Award project final reports can be submitted any time after project completion but no later than September 30 of the year in which a girl graduates from high school.


Money Earning Policy

Sometimes award projects require funds for materials and other aspects of the project beyond what is available in the troop treasury. There are specific restrictions and guidelines for raising funds that girls must follow. Please review and carefully follow the money earning policy listed below. Keep in mind that the Request for Money Earning Activity form must be submitted in time to be approved at least three weeks before the activity takes place.


Planning an Award Ceremony

Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways offers a guide to planning an award ceremony for girls who have completed the Gold Award requirements. View our Gold Award Ceremony packet.