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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 about scholarships for Gold Award Girl Scouts, 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
 

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
 

   

 

Gold Award Workshop

Before you do anything...

  Attend or Watch the Gold Award Workshop

This workshop is great for girls, parents, and leaders! The workshop can be completed in two ways:

  • In person: Check eBiz for upcoming workshops.
  • Online: Watch the video below. You must complete this online evaluation afterward to be counted as having completed the course. Download the accompanying PowerPoint presentation and follow along.

 

Steps to Gold Award
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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
 

Resources
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Submit all Gold Award paperwork by emailing mygoldaward@gsctx.org.

Help!
From Good to Gold...

Looking for some help on writing your Gold Award proposal? Attend the highly recommended (but optional) From Good to Gold: Tips for Gold Award Proposals Workshop! Register on eBiz.

At a Roadblock?

If at any time during the course of your project you think you may have hit a bump in the road, please do not hesitate to contact the Gold Award Committee at mygoldaward@gsctx.org

Please email mygoldaward@gsctx.org to request a 10-minute time slot to present or discuss your project with the Gold Award Committee. The deadline to submit your request is the Friday before the committee meeting. Meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month and are open to the public from 6:30 pm–7:30 pm by APPOINTMENT ONLY.

Gold Award Centennial


Way back in 1916 – before women in the U.S. even had the right to vote – our beloved founder Juliette Gordon-Low recognized the importance of community service and had the vision to honor girls who went above and beyond to serve the needs of others and promote them to the highest level of Girl Scouting achievement. Then, it was called the Golden Eaglet. Today it’s called the Gold Award and though the name has changed, the character of the girl earning it remains remarkable.

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