Girl Scout Gold Award
The Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting, recognizes the leadership, effort and impact that girls in grades 9-12 have in their communities.
Through an individual, 80-hour, community based project, girls address the root cause of an issue they are passionate about, create a sustainable change and demonstrate leadership through educating and guiding others.
- The Silver Award,
- and one Journey or the completion of two Journeys, in the appropriate grade level, from the three available series: It’s Your Story-Tell It, It’s You’re Planet-Love It, It’s your World-Change It.
These must be completed prior to submission of the Gold Award Journey Proposal Form, attendence of a Gold Award Workshop, completing a proposed Budget, a Proposed time-line, and a Project Agreement form. Remember, this is a leadership based project not a service project and collection/donation drives will not be accepted. E-mail us for more information.
Did you know that several colleges and universities offer scholarships for girls who've earned their Gold Award? Check out a GSUSA's list of scholarship opportunities here.
For girls finishing their Gold Award with Studio 2B prerequisites, please contact Renee Watson with any questions.
Check out special programs for girls earning the Gold Award in our new issue of S'more!
Gold Award Packet and Forms
If you are unable to open or type in any of the forms, e-mail Renee Watson, please include the name of the form.
- Gold Award Process and Fact Sheet (32.5 KB)
Step by Step Process Overview
- Gold Award Journey Packet (4 MB)
Everything you need to complete your Gold Award using Journeys.
- Journey Gold Award Proposal Form (145.56 KB)
- Journey Gold Award Final Report Form (117.63 KB)
- Journey Gold Award Project Agreement Form (65.05 KB)
- Gold Award Press Release for Print - Blank (24.83 KB)
Use this to print your completed press release to send to your local news papers. (Make sure you send the council a copy with a list of the newspapers you sent it to, your completed promotional information form and a head shot of yourself as well.) Refer to the sample press release when writing your own for important formatting and information.
- Gold Award Press Release Fill-In (898.5 KB)
Go Green! Complete your press release electronically and e-mail it to your local newspapers. (Make sure you e-mail the council a copy with a list of the newspapers you sent it to, your completed promotional information form and a head shot of yourself as well.) Refer to the sample press release when writing your own for important formatting and information.
- Sample Gold Award Press Release for Print (28.05 KB)
Use this sample when writing your personal press release.
- Gold Award Promotional Information Form for Print (57.81 KB)
Complete the form and return it to the council along with your press release, a list of newspapers your press release was sent to and a head shot of yourself.
- Gold Award Promotional Information Form Fill-In (379.5 KB)
Go Green! Complete your promotional information form electronically and e-mail to the council along with your press release, a list of newspapers your press release was sent to and a head shot of yourself.