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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. 

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You can pursue your Girl Scout Gold Award if:
 
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You're in high school (ninth through twelfth grade, or equivalent) 
 

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

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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
 
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Identify an issue
 

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Investigate your issue thoroughly
 

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Get help and build your team
 

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Create a plan
 

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Present your plan and gather feedback 
 

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Take action
 

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Educate and inspire
 

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

We advise all girls to work on their answers with their advisor before submitting online.

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 Award Committee, adult volunteers that want to help you get off to the right start!

Online Sumissions:

Paper Submissions:

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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.

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

Submit using the Additional Resources Form

Questions? 
Email us at girlawards@gscsnj.org or call 856-795-1560 ext. 204.