Be a Gold Award Girl Scout

Gold Award Girl Scout

You’ve probably liked, shared, marched, helped out, and possibly even donated—now it’s time to take action and become a Gold Award Girl Scout. Who is a Gold Award Girl Scout, though? She’s the dreamer and doer who takes “make the world a better place” to the next level. She’s driven, passionate, and optimistic. She’s the leader of tomorrow today. Essentially? She’s you!

So get ready to earn the Gold Award, the most highly regarded award in the world for girls. It’s the mark of the truly remarkable—proof that not only can you make a difference, but that you already have. It’s a distinction that can open your world up to scholarships, preferred admission tracks for college, and amazing career opportunities.

How Can You Become a Gold Award Girl Scout?

To earn this unique award, Seniors and Ambassadors tackle issues dear to them and drive lasting change in their communities and beyond.

She Did It, So Can You!


Here's what you need to do to earn the Gold Award:

  • Identify an issue.
    Use your values and skills to choose a community issue that you care about.
  • Investigate it thoroughly.
    Use your sleuthing skills to learn everything you can about the issue you've identified.
  • Get help and build your team.
    Form a team to support your efforts and help you take action.
  • Create a plan.
    Identify the root cause of an issue, and then create a plan to tackle it.
  • Present your plan and gather feedback.
    Submit your Project Proposal Form to your Girl Scout council for approval.
  • Take action.
    Lead your team and carry out your plan.
  • Educate and inspire.
    Tell your story and share your results.

You're ready to be a Gold Award Girl Scout.

Your council needs to be the first to know! Contact them now so they can hook you up with everything you’ll need before starting your Gold Award application. Find your local Girl Scout council.

Use GoGold Online to apply. 



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