The Girl Scout Gold Award

Gold AwardFor Girl Scout Seniors & Ambassadors (grades 9-12)
It is suggested that girls spend 80 hours completing the steps towards their Girl Scout Gold Award, after completing their Girl Scout Senior or Ambassador Journey(s).


  • Be a registered Girl Scout Senior (grades 9-10) or Ambassador (grades 11-12)
  • and either
    • Complete two Girl Scout Senior or Ambassador Journeys
    • Complete the Girl Scout Silver Award and one Girl Scout Senior or Ambassador Journey

Steps to Complete the Girl Scout Gold Award:

  1. Choose an issue: Use your values and skills to identify a community issue that you can about
  2. Investigate: Research everything you can about the issue
  3. Get help: Invite others to support and take action with you
  4. Create a plan: Create a project plan that achieves sustainable and measurable impact
  5. Present your plan and get feedback: Sum up your project plan for GSCWM
    • Submit the Girl Scout Gold Award Proposal Form to:
    • Contact 800-462-9100 or to schedule an appointment with the Gold Award Mentor Committee PRIOR to beginning your project
  6. Take action: Take the lead to carry out your plan. Be sure to track your hours
  7. Educate and inspire: Share what you have experienced with others

* Take Action Project: The Girl Scout Gold Award Take Action Project is an individual project, which benefits the community locally or globally (beyond Girl Scouting). The Girl Scout Gold Award should take 80 hours after completing the Senior and/or Ambassador Journey(s).

Training for Girls and Adults

Gold Award Orientation
Attending a Gold Award Orientation can be the most beneficial thing girls can do before beginning work on the Girl Scout Gold Award. Although optional, orientations provide valuable information about the process, the most up-to-date requirements, and suggestions about projects. Most importantly, girls will learn how to connect with the Gold Award Mentor Committee and receive current paperwork and timelines. Going for the Girl Scout Gold Award begins right here! Registration is open to groups and individuals with or without an adult. Click here for a list of upcoming Orientations. Cost is $5/person.

Gold Award Mentor Committee Meetings
The GSCWM Gold Award Mentor Committee meets with every girl who in interested in going for the Gold. To set up an appointment, simply fill out the Gold Award Project Proposal and e-mail it to The Gold Award Committee will contact you to set up an initial interview to discuss your projects ideas. You may not begin working on your project until receiving approval from the Gold Award Mentor Committee.

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