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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 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.

*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. 

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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

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.


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, 2023 January 24, 2023
March 1, 2023 March 28, 2023
May 1, 2023 May 30, 2023
July 1, 2023 July 26, 2023
August 1, 2023 August 22, 2023
November 1, 2023   November 29, 2023