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Gold Award

The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest award a Girl Scout can earn. Open only to girls in high school, this prestigious award challenges you to change the world—or at least your corner of it. 

Once earned, it shows colleges, employers, and your community that you’re out there making a difference. Join a century of women who have positively impacted their communities through Girl Scouting’s highest honor. 

Sign up for a Gold Award Training now to get the scoop on how to achieve the distinguished Gold Award! Check out our Events Calendar for upcoming in-person sessions and live webinar dates. Remember, Troop Leaders and family members are welcome to attend, too! P.S. You can take the workshop prior to completing your Journey requirements. 

Download the following documents in preparation for the Gold Award Training. Here's everything you need to succeed:

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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 one Senior or Ambassador Journey

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You have completed Gold Award Training

 

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Have you taken a Gold Award Training? Ready to get to work? Learn more at GSUSA, then submit your Gold Award Proposal through GoGold Online.

Earning a Girl Scout Gold Award is an excellent way to give any college or scholarship application that “something extra” to help you stand out from the crowd! Learn more about college scholarships available for Gold Award recipients.

The Benefits of Going Gold

Girl Scout Gold Award recipients do well in life! They rate their general success significantly higher than their peers and report greater success in reaching their goals in many areas.

Higher education and career 
o Distinguish yourself in the college admissions process
o Earn college scholarships
o Enter the military one rank higher

Life skills 
o Be seen as a role model and distinguished leader
o Master time management skills
o Make the world a better place

Community 
o Use your vision for change
o Tackle an issue, locally or globally
o Establish a lifetime network
o Create your community legacy with a sustainable solution to a problem

Source: Girl Scouting Works: The Alumnae Impact Study, a report from the Girl Scout Research Institute, 2012
 
Past Girl Scout Gold Award Recipients

Congratulations to all of our amazing Gold Award Girl Scouts in the GSSN Council over the past 35 years!

1983 - Sally Clarke (Dault)

1984 - Lori Anderson

1985 - Amy Hagadorn

1986 - Amy Hendrickson, Dawn Elton, Sonya Cirone

1987 - Aeryn Donnelly

1988 - Tammy Wynia

1989 - Becky Granados, Karen Coleman

1990 - Erin Ostrom, Jackie Humphreys, Kimberly White, Melissa Hollman, Rhonda Henderson, Sarah Hartman

1991 - Jamie Schnabel

1992 – Allison McStroul, Claire Booth, Dawn Lawrie, Kaminski, Sarah Hood, Wenona Glover

1993 - Kellie Schnabel, Melanie McLaughlin, Rachel Novak, Renee Meisshach

1994 - Cara Taormina, Jennifer Taormina, Victoria Glover

1995 - Carrie Reynolds, Dagny Williams, Eryka Raines, Heather Tash , Hilary Binker, Kerrie Napier, Rachel Thomas, Rebecca Reno

1996 - Cristina Taormina, Melissa Heaphy, Natalie Morse, Theresa Squatrito

1997 – Angela Bush, Carolyn Boyd, Laura Thiel, Sarah Norberg

1998 - Anna Landis, Connie Scherschel, Corinne Devin, Danielle Stephens, Erin Bjur, Jennifer Mahe, Kara Bjur, Kimberly Marquis, Kristina Wilson, Lisel Volherding, Overman, Melissa Izatt, Tiffani Wallace

2000 - Arriva Gordon, Emily Davey, Janet Barnes, Krista Byers, Laura Hickman, Rebecca Reynolds, Shannon Queirolo, Sharon Minney

2001 - Bree Kasper, Karrie Parman

2002 - Brianne Owens, Brittany Iverson, Crystal Knight, Janine Bush, Jennifer Napier, Sarah Wise

2003 – Allison Snyder, Allondra Thibault, Amber Boyd, Catherine Stewart, Erin Wilson, Heather Johnson, Jennifer Schefcik, Kate Lomen, Sashel Hammond

2004 – Allison Dickman, Amy Aramanda, Danielle Hiollenbeck-Pringle, Esther Young, Heather Littlefield, Jolene McLaughlin, Katie Dunster, Kristina Sewell, Leslie Masterpool, Paige Elrod

2005 - Heather Boni, Holly Hathaway, Kaitlin McMillan, Kimberly Moore, Lauren Hansen, Meghan Ekstrand

2006 - Alexandra Veach, Alyssa Alimurung, Chelsea Stratmeyer, Daniela Huggins, Danielle Swanson, Jenny Sweet, Lindsay Panko

2007 - Alexandra Martinez, Annelise Nelson, Cassidy Iverson, Jillian Robbins, Leah Mazza, Marquise Van Tassel, Rachael Berelson, Rebecca Melton, Sheri Huggins

2008 - Amy Douglas, Danielle Swanson, Megan Mecca, Rachael Cowell, Tiffany Henricks

2009 - Ali Martinez, Ashley Stein, Bridgett McLean, Chelsea Keith, Haley Robbins, Lisa Lawrence, Melissa Popnoe, Sarah Poulsen

2010 - Breean Bell, Caroline Montiel, Elizabeth Benson, Erica Knutson, Jillian Foxcroft, Liesel Condliffe, Natasha Brown, Paige Talbott, Shelly Mason, Tory Vogler

2011 - Ashley Fixl, Maggie Jones, Marissa Tompkins, Melissa James, Natalie Reavy, Nicole Updegrove, Saylor Gilbert, Victoria Ann Vajgrt   

2012 - Amanda Swezey, Ester Jewell Gilbert, Gabriela Alvarez, Kirsten Casey, Laura Mitchell, Melonie Mecca  

2013 - Helen Bansen, Kate Albrecht, Lauren Cromer, Nicole Dobrovolny, Nicole Glynn, Rose Campion, Victoria McCrea

2014 - Cassandra Klein, Danica Bunnett, Kelsey Blotter, Magie Albrecht, Rebecca Berelson, Victoria Hagan

2015 - Kylee Lyons, Lindsey Zeising, Sarah Kidd, Sarah Novak, Tanya Smith, Vanessa Smith        

2016 - Chelsea Baldwin, Delaney Mott, Jenna Rohlf, Kaitlin Meetze, Karly McCutcheon, Lexie Jensen, Mary Kate Parmer, McKenzie Blankenship, Xena Horne    

2017 - Grace Griego, Holly Strasser, Kelsey Kjer, Madison Evans, McKenna Boegle           

 

Questions about earning your Gold Award? We're here to help! Contact us at girlscoutshelp@gssn.org or 775-322-0642.