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Girl Scout Gold Award Go Gold

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.

Join a century of women who have done big things. Learn about scholarships for Gold Award Girl Scouts, the history of the Gold Award, and the benefits of going Gold. 

Girl Scout Gold Award pin
Girl Scout Gold Award pin
You can pursue your Girl Scout Gold Award if:

You're in high school (ninth through twelfth grade, or equivalent) 


You're registered as a Girl Scout Senior or Girl Scout Ambassador


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 


Take action


Educate and inspire

Before You Start Your Project
Submit a Gold Award Project Proposal

Please do not start your Gold Award Project until your proposal has been accepted and you have received a formal approval letter from your Regional Girl Experience Manager.

After You Complete Your Project
Submit a Gold Award Final Summary Report

Final reports are due no later than September 30 of the year you graduate high school. 

Please note—

  • Handwritten forms will not be accepted. 
  • Final reports will not be accepted after September 30.



Helpful Forms When You Pursue a Gold Award

Money Earning Policy

Gold Award Guide for Adults


Gold Award proposal submission deadlines and corresponding presentation dates:

Submission Deadline Presentation Dates
January 1, 2019   January 22, 2019
March 1, 2019 March 26, 2019
May 1, 2019   May 28, 2019
July 1, 2019 July 23, 2019
September 1, 2019 September 24, 2019
November 1, 2019       November 26, 2019