Gold Award

Girl Scout Gold Award

The Girl Scout Gold Award marks the highest achievement in Girl Scouting; it recognizes girls in grades 9-12 who demonstrate extraordinary leadership through sustainable and measurable Take Action projects. Since 1916, girls have successfully answered the call to Go Gold, an act that indelibly marks them as accomplished members of their communities and their world.


  • Girls must be in grades 9-12 (or equivalent) and a registered Girl Scout Senior or Ambassador AND
  • Complete two Journeys (Senior or Ambassador) OR
  • Earn the Silver Award and complete one Senior or Ambassador Journey

It is highly recommended that all girls, volunteers and parents who are interested in the Gold Award attend a Go Gold workshop in your area. Visit our calendar of events.

The following steps are required for each girl to earn her Girl Scout Gold Award:

  • Choose an issue: Use your values and skills to identify a community issue you care about.
  • Investigate: Research everything you can about the issue.
  • Get help: Invite others to support and take action with you.
  • Create a plan: Create a project plan that achieves sustainable and measurable impact.
  • Present your plan and get feedback: Submit your project proposal for review by the High Award committee.
  • Take Action: Take the lead to carry out your plan.
  • Educate and inspire: Share what you have experienced with others.

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Every Gold Award recipient is eligible to apply for scholarships!