The Girl Scout Gold Award projects are meant to be more than a service project. Collecting food for a homeless shelter or cleaning up a park can be a wonderful Silver or Bronze project, but the Gold Award must go beyond that. The Girl Scout working toward her Gold Award must choose an issue she cares deeply about and develop a project that will have a positive impact on her community.
As a Gold Award Girl Scout, you’re challenged to change the world—or at least your corner of it.
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.
You can pursue your Girl Scout Gold Award if:
- You're in high school (9th - 12th 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
- You have participated in the current year’s Girl Scout Cookie Sale
- Take the Gold Award Online Training. You must be 13 years or older to register for this online course. By clicking this registration link, you certify that you are at least 13 years old. Use the code "gogold".
- Review Your Guide to Going Gold.
- Take the GoGold Workshop (less than three months before submitting your proposal).
- Complete your Gold Award Proposal
- Submit your final report
Cookie Bucks Reimbursement Request Form
Sample troop funds use approval letter
Chelsea’s Light Foundation Gold Award Scholarship
GSUSA's Gold Award guidelines
Troubleshooting GoGold Online
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