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Gold Award

The Gold Award represents the highest achievement in Girl Scouting, recognizing girls who demonstrate extraordinary leadership through remarkable take action projects that have a sustainable impact in their communities and beyond.  Mentors work to encourage Girl Scouts in 9th -12th grade as they embark on the Gold Award process.

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 more about Gold Award scholarships, the history of the Gold Award, and the benefits of going Gold. 

Reaching for Gold?

Watching the Gold Award Orientation video is your first step in the pathway to Gold. Watching on a Mac? View the video here.

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Educate and Inspire Presentation

This is your opportunity to shine and present your completed project for final approval.

The Educate & Inspire Presentations will be held 4 times a year, so a presentation appointment should be made as soon as the final project paperwork is submitted. If you are in the process of your Gold Award now, keep in mind the last opportunity for approval in 2016 will be on August 27th, which allows us 30 days before the national deadline of September 30th to get all paperwork and support materials in to GSUSA.

Gold Award Educate & Inspire Presentations will be held in February, April, June and August.

Upcoming dates for the next year are:

 
 
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Girl Scout Gold Award Go Gold Online 7 Step Process:
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Identify an issue you can care about
 

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Investigate your issue thoroughly- do research and Mind Map
 

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Get Help– select a relevant Project Advisor and build your team

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Create a plan & account at www.mygoldaward@girlscouts-gateway.org    
 

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Initial Proposal– present your plan and gather feedback

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Take action- keep a time log, gather photos, expenses    
 

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Educate and inspire- Final Project Report- wait for approval