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Gold Award Girl Scouts: Issues of the world, meet your match.

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 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 career opportunities.

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 Request

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 Request

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

Money Earning Policy

Gold Award Guide for Adults


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.

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