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Be a Gold Award Girl Scout


What comes first?

Ready to Go Gold? Your first step is to attend one of our Gold Award Workshops.

Key Dates

  • First Friday of the month:  Last day to submit a proposal for its review in any month.
  • April 1: Recommended last day to submit proposals for graduating high school seniors. Please note that proposals will NOT be accepted from high school graduates after August 1
  • September 15: Graduating high school seniors must turn in their final report to their Gold Award mentor for approval by this date of their graduation year. This will allow time for review and revisions if needed by September 30.
  • September 30: Absolute last day for graduated high school seniors to be approved for their Gold Award Final Report. 
  • March 1: Final report approval to be invited to that year’s Court of Awards ceremony.  If your final report is not approved by this date, you will be invited to the following year’s ceremony.  
Highest Awards Burst—Gold

 

GoGold Online

Submit your Gold Award proposal and find tools and resources.

This video will take you through the GoGold Online process from start to finish.

Earning the Gold Award

Girl Scout Gold Award pin

GSUSA Guide to Going Gold
A step-by-step manual for Seniors and Ambassadors from GSUSA to earn their Girl Scout Gold Award. 

Girl Scout Gold Award pin
Forms and Resources

Gold Award Project Proposal Rubric

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

Gold Award Final Report Form 
The final report is part of the GoGoldOnline process. This form is for informational purposes only. 

Communicating with your Project Advisor
Use this letter/email template to educate your project advisor about Girl Scouts and the Gold Award.

Additional Insurance Request Form

Trip & High Adventure Application

Safety Activity Checkpoints

Requesting Contributions
Use these guidelines and templates to solicit donations and request contributions for your Gold Award project.

If you need any additional forms not listed here, visit our Forms Library and search by keyword or choose the “Girl Awards” category.

Workshops and Brainstorming Sessions

We offer two-hour interactive Gold Award Workshops to explore the project requirements of the Gold Award. Learn what resources are available, how to start, and how long it should take. Remember, Webinar Workshops are a required pre-requisite to earn the Gold Award.

We also offer Gold Award FAQ and Brainstorming webinars for girls who have already attended a Gold Award Workshop. Girls can join Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania staff and members of the Gold Award Committee for an open FAQ session.

As new Gold Award Workshops and Gold Award FAQ and Brainstorming webinars become available, they will be posted on our Activities Calendar

Need training on another day? No problem! We have a team of facilitators to help you out. Fill out this form to request a workshop.  


For more information, check out Girl Scout of the USA's Highest Awards FAQ.


Earned your Gold Award?

Congratulations–you are now part of a national sisterhood of Gold Award Girl Scouts! Here's what comes next.

Press

Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania staff and members of the Gold Award Committee will gather national and state citations on your behalf from prominent United States Government officials and will be given to you during the council ceremony, as well as used to promote your awesome work through media channels. 

We also strongly encourage you to send the press release to your local media and to obtain local citations. Please let us know what publication you send your press release to so that we can monitor your accomplishments.

Highlight Your Accomplishments
  • As a Gold Award Girl Scout, you have tackled an issue that is dear to you and drove positive, sustainable change in your local community and beyond.  You transformed a vision into reality, and we’re so proud of your accomplishment. 

    GSUSA is offering a complimentary digital badge for you to highlight your Gold Award on LinkedIn and other social media channels. Click here to display your credentials with pride and show the world–and potential employees.

    When you sign up for your credentials, you’ll have an opportunity to enroll in the Girl Scout Network, GSUSA’s new community of Girl Scout alums and supporters across the country.  

  • Be a Gold Award Social Medial Influencer
    The Gold Award gets you ready for life. It’s proof that you’ve already made a lasting change in your community and beyond.  Inspire your passion in others by sharing the change you wanted to make through your Gold Award. 

Save the Date

As a new Gold Award Girl Scout, you will be receiving an invitation in early spring to the next Council Court of Awards ceremony.  Your participation is free, but please be sure to RSVP as soon as possible after receiving the formal invitation. 

 In preparation for the yearly Court of Award Ceremony, you will be contacted by council staff and committee members in early spring.  Please be sure to respond as needed so that we can ensure our ceremony is a celebration that represents all of our Gold Award Girl Scouts.  

Please note Girl Scout Gold Award pins will be given during the ceremonies; however, you may request to receive your pin at an earlier time for a special celebration.  Please contact acarson@gswpa.org to make that request.