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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 more about Gold Award scholarships, the history of the Gold Award, and the benefits of going Gold. All proposed projects must be approved by one of our 5 Regional Gold Award Committees. Final Gold Award Reports are submitted by February 1 each year for approval and recipients are recognized by Council.

Leaders or recent Gold Award recipients: interested in mentoring and guiding an older girl as she pursues the highest award a Girl Scout can earn? We’d like to invite you to review the Gold Award Committee position description below and if you’re interested submit your application to We have Gold Award committees in each of our 5 regions who meet monthly (as long as there is a candidate presenting). If you have additional questions about the committee, you can email

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


You have attended a Council-sponsored Gold Award Workshop. Leaders and parents are encouraged to attend as they will provide the support system during the pursuit of the Gold

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

Proposals are due the first Council business day of each month.

Ambassador Girl Scouts in 12th grade must submit their proposals no later than June 1 of their graduating year.


Already working on a project?
Manage your Gold Award online!