About the 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.

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 (35.5 KB)
    Step by Step Overview for the Gold Award
  • GSWPA money guidelines (16.56 KB)
    GSWPA Guidelines for additional money earning towards the awards and award rules
  • GoGold Award Packet (1.49 MB)
    Complete Girl packet for GSWPA's Gold Award process. Read/Review prior to completing/submitting your Gold Proposal
  • Gold Proposal Cover Form (13.87 KB)
    Proposal Cover Form must be included with Proposal Form
  • Gold Award Proposal Form (130.28 KB)
    Fill-In Form. (Download the page. Save it to your computer. Then, add your information and save again before you submit.)
  • Gold Award Project Agreement Form (65.05 KB)
    Must be sent in with proposal
  • Budget Form (58.84 KB)
    Budget form must accompany Project Proposal
  • Gold Award Final Report Form (117.63 KB)
    Fill-In Form. (Download the page. Save it to your computer. Then, add your information and save again before you submit.)
  • Gold Award Press Release (75.33 KB)
    Gold Press Release-you are responsible for sending this to the newspapers of your choice/also send a copy to Gold Award Mentor with Final paperwork
  • Promotional Form (213.83 KB)
    Promotional Form must accompany Final form to Gold Mentor


  • 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.

Completed these classes and forms prior to submission of the Gold Award Proposal Form: Attend a Gold Award Workshop, complete a proposed Budget, a Proposed time-line, a Proposal Cover Sheet and a Project Agreement form in addition to the Gold Award Proposal form.

Remember, this is a leadership based project where you work "with" your community not "for" your community. The Gold Award *is not a service project *and collection/donation drives will not be accepted. E-mail us: rwatson@gswpa.org 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.

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