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Gold Award

The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest award a Girl Scout can earn. Once achieved, it shows colleges, employers, and your community that you’re out there changing the world.

Join a century of women who have done big things. Learn more about Gold Award scholarships, the history of the Gold Award, and the benefits of going Gold. 

You can pursue your Girl Scout Gold Award if:

You're in high school (ninth through twelfth grade, or equivalent) 


You're registered as a Girl Scout Senior or Girl Scout Ambassador


You have completed two Senior or Ambassador Journeys OR earned the Girl Scout Silver Award and completed a Journey

Girls wishing to pursue their Gold Award must take a Gold Award Workshop or Webinar. View our online calendar for upcoming opportunities. 

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 


Take action


Educate and inspire

Getting Started

The first step towards earning your Gold Award is submitting your Project Proposal. Once your project has been reviewed, you will be contacted to schedule an interview with the Gold & Silver Girl Recognition Team, adult and girl volunteers that want to help you get off to the right start!

Girls may choose to work on their Gold Award by either using the Go Gold Online submission or a paper submission.

We strongly recommend all girls work on their answers with their Girl Scout Advisor before submitting your Proposal and Final Report.

Online Submissions:

Paper Submissions:

Wrapping Up

Final Report Online Submissions:

Final Report Paper Submissions:

We want to celebrate your achievement! Please provide the requested items for the annual Gold Award yearbook and project slideshow by completing the Additional Resources Form.

  • Headshot
  • Short biography
  • Action shot of you working on your project

Email us at or call 856-795-1560 ext. 204.