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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. 

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. Scroll to the bottom of the page to see how GSHPA’s Gold Award Girl Scouts are taking action in their communities.

Girl Scout Gold Award


Go Gold for you—not for anyone else! The Gold Award is an opportunity to set your passions in motion. It’s challenging. It’s immensely rewarding. And it’s entirely up to you.

Planning to go to college? Some universities and colleges award scholarships to Gold Award Girl Scouts. Visit the GSUSA website for a complete list of scholarships and awards. Reach out to the college and university admissions departments directly for more information and to apply.

Considering a military career? Gold Award Girl Scouts are also entitled to enlist at a higher pay grade when they join the military.

Looking to stand out? Girl Scouts of the USA selects ten Gold Award Girl Scouts each year to be National Gold Award Girl Scouts based on their Gold Award projects.

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

**GSHPA is dedicated to helping girls of all abilities and backgrounds achieve their Gold Award. Gold Award Staff will work with you, your parents/caregivers, and your troop leader to ensure that you have the support you need to complete your project.**


Watch our Gold Award Webinar!  The Gold Award webinar is a resource for girls and families looking to start their Gold Award journey. It is not required that girls watch the webinar prior to submitting their Gold Award Project Proposal.


Submit ProposalProposals may only be submitted through the GoGold online portal. GSHPA must approve your project plan before you begin actively working on it. No final reports will be approved without a council-approved project plan. 


After your proposal is reviewed, a staff member will reach out to you discuss your proposal by phone. Further details will be provided prior to the phone call. 


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

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  • Listen to these Gold Award Girl Scouts discuss what they have accomplished right here in the Heart of Pennsylvania!

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    Empowering today's girls to become tomorrow's leaders.


Check out the 2019 Gold Award Class!


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