The National Gold Award Girl Scout is an
honor given yearly to ten Senior and Ambassador Girl Scout Gold Award
recipients nationally whose final projects demonstrated extraordinary
leadership, had a measurable and sustainable impact, and addressed a
local challenge that related to a national and/or global issue.
Girl Scouts who would like their councils to consider nominating
them as a National Gold Award Girl Scout must submit an application
Gold Online. Councils then select their top three Gold
Award recipients. GSUSA then ensures a rigorous review process, during
which each application is reviewed at least three to five times: first
by GSUSA staff, then by an external panel of trusted partners, and
finally through an intense, in-house staff review of the top
candidates. Once the list is narrowed down through this review
process, GSUSA's internal NGAGS team selects the top ten.