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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. 


Ready to Go Gold?
Here are the resources you’ll need. If you need any additional forms not listed here, visit our Forms Library and search by keyword or choose the “Girl Awards” category.

Gold Award Proposal Form
Once you’ve chosen your issue and have a plan for completing your Gold Award, submit this Proposal Form to us for approval.

Gold Award Worksheets
Use these while completing your award requirements and submit them with your final report.

Gold Award Final Report Form 
Once you’ve finished your requirements, complete this form and send it to us along with your worksheets.

Gold Award Press Release Templates
Once you’ve completed your award, use these templates to send press releases to your local newspaper to tell them about your accomplishment:

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

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