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Gold Award Girl Scouts: Issues of the world, meet your match.

Gold Award Girl Scouts

Issues of the world, meet your match. 

Gold Award Girl Scouts are the dreamers and the doers who take “make the world a better place” to the next level.

The Girl Scout Gold Award is the mark of the truly remarkable—proof that not only can she make a difference, but that she already has.

Seniors and Ambassadors who earn the Gold Award tackle issues that are dear to them and drive lasting change in their communities and beyond. Think of the Gold Award as a key that can open doors to scholarships, preferred admission tracks for college, and amazing career opportunities.

Gold Award Updates Effective Immediately


Deadline Updates: For 2022 graduating seniors, project proposals must be submitted in Go Gold by July 1st 2022 at 5pm. Proposals received after this date will not be considered. Final reports and Educate and Inspire registration must be completed by September 30, 2022.

To participate in the 2023 GSGC Gold Award Ceremony, final reports must be completed and submitted in Go Gold by January 31, 2023.
Girl Scouts graduating in 2023 must complete and submit their project proposal in Go Gold by March 30, 2023. Final reports must be completed and submitted into Go Gold by July 31, 2023.

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 a Journey

Girl Scout Gold Award Steps

Identify an issue


Investigate your issue thoroughly


Get help and build your team


Create a plan


Present your plan and gather feedback 


Take action


Educate and inspire

Ready to Go for Gold?

Go to the Go Gold website and create your account.
Here are some helpful tips to get you started: 

Next Steps
  1.  Attend a Gold Award Bootcamp.  Find scheduled Bootcamps here.
  2. Plan your Gold Award Project.
    • Identify and connect with a non-related adult who has a level of expertise in the field you plan to do your project (Project Advisor).
    • Recruit a team of at least 3 non-related volunteers to assist with your project.
    • Choose the community you'd like your project to benefit.
  3. Check out Go Gold Online.
    • Before you login to the Go Gold Online Tool, look at this quick video 
    • Register your project and complete your proposal at  Be sure to use Google Chrome as your web browser.
    • Don’t forget to include your proposed budget and proposed log of hours.
  4. Submit your project proposal to Go Gold Online. 
    • One submitted, your proposal will be reviewed, and you will be assigned a Girl Scouts of Gateway Council mentor.
    • Remember: do not start working on your project until you are assigned a mentor and your mentor approves your proposal.
    • Beginning 9/1/2020, a maximum of 10% of your total hours may be from pre-approval work upon review.
Helpful Information and Documents

Money Earning: If your project requires money, complete and submit a Money Earning Application at least 4 weeks prior to the event. 

>> Money Earning Application

>>GSUSA Your Guide To Going Gold

>>Go Gold Money Earning Tip Sheet

>> Gold Award Proposal Rubric


Still have questions? We ask that Gold Award applicants reach out directly to Customer Care at