You're in high school (ninth through twelfth grade, or equivalent)
You're a registered 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
Gold Award Girl Scouts are the dreamers and the doers who take “make the world a better place” to the next level. The highest achievement in Girl Scouting, the Gold Award is a top-tier credential for girls as they enter their post–high school lives. Think of the Gold Award as a key that opens doors to scholarships, preferred admission tracks for college, and amazing career opportunities.
Due to COVID-19, Girl Scouts has extended the Gold Award deadline to December 31, 2020. We will also continue to reassess over the next few months.
This is particularly relevant for 12th-grade Ambassadors who will bridge to the next program age level on September 30, and typically would be no longer eligible to earn the Gold Award.
The safety and health of our Girl Scouts are our top priorities. We urge you and your girl to take the time needed to acclimate without the added stress of impending deadlines. When you feel your girl is ready, encourage them to flex their problem-solving muscles and adjust how they can plan and implement their project. Girl Scouts are confident leaders in their communities, and we look forward to seeing how your girl takes action!
New Gold Award Process: GoGold Online
As of January 1, 2019 the Gold Award process has moved to an online platform. To get started, register for your GoGold Online account. This is the first step in writing your Gold Award Project Proposal. Please check back on this page for updates and any new Gold Award Resources.
Deadline: If you are a high school senior, you must have your Gold Award Project Proposals submitted and approved by July 1st.
If you would like to be in the spring Gold Award ceremony, you must have your Gold Award Project Final Report with supporting documents submitted and approved by April 1st. Those submitted after the deadline will be honored at the following year's ceremony.
You can pursue your Girl Scout Gold Award if:
Steps to Gold Award
Gold Award Workshop
Resources and Forms
The Benefits of Earning Your Gold Award
How to Go Above and Beyond
National Gold Award Girl Scout
Gold Award Yearbook
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