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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:

You can pursue your Girl Scout Gold Award if:

You're in high school (ninth through twelfth 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 one Senior or Ambassador Journey


You have completed Gold Award Training



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

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


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