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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. 

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

 Check out the brilliant work of our 71 Gold Award earners from 2015.

For more information contact or access our Forms page for proposals and reports.
*All GSHPA Gold Award applicants need to submit their Gold Award proposals by the 15th of each month for review.

Are you a Gold Award Earner?

Gold Award Centennial

Help us connect with past Gold Award earners by either filling out or sharing this form to help us gather Girl Scouts' stories of what it was like to 'Go Gold' in celebration of its centennial!*

*Gold Award was known as The Golden Eagle of Merit, The Golden Eaglet, First Class and the Curved Bar Award.