Gold Award Girl Scouts
Issues of the world, meet your match.
Gold Award Girl Scouts are the dreamers and the doers who take “make the world a better place” to the next level.
The Girl Scout Gold Award is the mark of the truly remarkable—proof that not only can she make a difference, but that she already has.
Seniors and Ambassadors who earn the Gold Award tackle issues that
are dear to them and drive lasting change in their communities and
beyond. Think of the Gold Award as a key that can open doors to
scholarships, preferred admission tracks for college, and amazing
You can pursue your Girl Scout Gold Award if:
You're in high school (ninth through twelfth grade, or
You're registered as a Girl Scout Senior or Girl Scout
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
Educate and inspire
Go for Gold Award Orientation
Attending a Gold Award orientation can be the most beneficial thing you can do before beginning work on the Girl Scout Gold Award. Orientations provide valuable information about the process, the most up-to-date requirements, and deadlines. Most importantly, you will learn how to connect with the Gold Award Committee and Mentors, and receive current paperwork and timelines. As of October 1, 2022, taking a Go for Gold Award Orientation is required within one year of submitting a Gold Award Proposal.
Go for Gold Orientation Dates:
Saturday, August 20, 2022, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Saturday, September 24, 2022, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Monday, October 3, 2022, 5:30-7:30 PM
Thursday, October 13, 2022, 6:00-8:00 PM
Saturday, November 5, 2022, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Monday, January 16, 2023, 5:30-7:30 PM
Saturday, January 28, 2023, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Monday, February 6, 2023, 5:30-7:30 PM
Saturday, March 18, 2023, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Monday, May 1, 2023, 5:30-7:30 PM
Registration for these dates and any that are added can be found on our website.
Gold Award Mentor Committee Meetings
The GSCWM Gold Award Committee (GAC) meets with every girl who is interested in going for the Gold. To set up an appointment, simply fill out the Gold Award Project Proposal online at GoGold.girlscouts.org and it will automatically be submitted to the council. The Gold Award Committee will contact you to set up an initial interview to discuss your Project Proposal. Note that this process can take up to a month so plan accordingly. You will be assigned a GAC Mentor at your initial interview. You may not begin working on your project until receiving approval from the Gold Award Committee.
Gold Award Candidates are required to schedule a final review with the GAC. Once you submit your Final Report online at GoGold.girlscouts.org, it is automatically submitted to the council. You and your appointed GAC mentor will schedule your review with the GAC for approval of your Gold Award. Note that this process can take up to a month and it is your responsibility to plan accordingly to meet deadlines.
The dates below for Gold Award Committee meetings fill up quickly,
especially around deadlines.
Tuesday, July 12, 2022
Wednesday, August 17, 2022
Thursday, September 15, 2022
Tuesday, October 18, 2022
Monday, November 7, 2022
Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Monday, December 5, 2022
Thursday, December 8, 2022
Monday, January 9, 2023
Tuesday, January 10, 2023
Wednesday, February 8, 2023
Monday, March 6, 2023
Thursday, March 9, 2023
Tuesday, March 21, 2023
Monday, April 3, 2023
Wednesday, April 12, 2023
Thursday, May 11, 2023
Monday, June 5, 2023
Tuesday, June 27, 2023
Girl Scout USA Video Playlist
GSUSA has compiled a YouTube playlist, Go for the Gold: Tips from Gold Award Girl Scouts, to support Girl Scout Senior and Ambassadors working on their Gold Award proposal or looking to get started on it. The playlist guides girls through the seven steps to earning the Gold Award—delivered straight from a few of our exceptional Gold Award Girl Scouts. Be sure to subscribe to the playlist as more videos will be added regularly.
Guidelines & Forms
- GS Gold Award Guidelines Packet
- GS Gold Award Volunteer Guide
- Gold Award Take Action Plan
- Gold Award Project Agreement
- What to Expect During The Interview
- Take Action versus Community Service Projects
- Highest Award Money Earning and Gift in Kind Form
- Take Action Project FAQs
- Highest Award What to do and not to do
- Take Action Project Idea
- Money Earning & Your Highest Award
- GSCWM Gold Specific Info
- GSUSA Rubric to the Gold Award
Social Media Images:
- "Proud Of My Gold Award Girl Scout" Facebook/Twitter image
- "Proud Of My Gold Award Girl Scout" Instagram image
- "I'm Proud To Be A Gold Award Girl Scout" Facebook/Twitter image
- "I'm Proud To Be A Gold Award Girl Scout" Instagram image
For more information or questions, contact email@example.com.