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Gold Award

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. 

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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 a Journey
 

Girl Scout Gold Award Steps
 
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Identify an issue
 

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Investigate your issue thoroughly
 

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Get help and build your team
 

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Create a plan
 

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Present your plan and gather feedback 
 

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Take action
 

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Educate and inspire
 


Are you ready to 'Go Gold'?
 
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Brainstorm ideas or get inspired by the 2016 Gold Award recipients. 

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TRAIN! As of Oct. 1, 2016 any girl seeking to complete her Gold Award must attend GSHPA's Gold Award Workshop prior to submitting a Proposal. 

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Submit Proposal: Please allow up to two weeks for the committee to review your materials.

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After the Gold Award Committee reviews your materials, you will receive an invite for a phone interview to discuss your proposal. Further details will be provide prior to the interview. 

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Questions? Email us at mygoldaward@gshpa.org