Gold Award Girl Scouts
Issues of the world, meet your match.
Gold Award Girl Scouts are the dreamers and the doers who take “make the world a better place” to the next level.
The Girl Scout Gold Award is the mark of the truly remarkable—proof that not only can she make a difference, but that she already has.
Seniors and Ambassadors who earn the Gold Award tackle issues that
are dear to them and drive lasting change in their communities and
beyond. Think of the Gold Award as a key that can open doors to
scholarships, preferred admission tracks for college, and amazing
*Remember: Both the Silver and Gold
Award have required training before submitting a proposal. The
videos are available here 24/7 for your convenience. Make sure to
submit the quiz found below the videos so we can see you have done
the training. We will contact you regarding submitting your proposal.
You can pursue your Girl Scout Gold Award if:
You're in high school (ninth through twelfth grade, or
You're registered as a Girl Scout Senior or Girl Scout
You have completed two Senior or Ambassador Journeys OR earned the
Girl Scout Silver Award and completed a Journey
Girl Scout Gold Award Steps
Identify an issue
Investigate your issue thoroughly
Get help and build your team
Create a plan
Present your plan and gather feedback
Educate and inspire
Before You Start Your Project
Please download "Your Guide to Going Gold"
Please download the proposal rubric here.
Submit a Gold Award Project Proposal
Once you have submitted your Gold Award Proposal, please do not continue any work on your project until you receive an approval letter from council.
After You Complete Your Project
Submit a Gold Award Final Summary Report
Final Report and Scholarship Rubric
Final reports are due no later than September 1 of the year you graduate high school.
Please note: handwritten forms will not be accepted.
Helpful Forms When You Pursue a Gold Award
GSNYPENN Gold Award Scholarships
Thanks to generous donors, our council awards scholarships to Gold Award Girl Scouts each year at our annual recognition dinner. Funds are used by the girls toward advancing their education at an institution of higher education. Each final and approved Gold Award project is automatically considered for a scholarship in the corresponding member year. The recipient’s project must demonstrate the highest level of leadership, sustainability, measurability and national/global links among the current class. Our hope is that this scholarship fund continues to grow to support the lifelong learning that builds women of courage, confidence and character beyond their Girl Scout experience.