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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 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.

Girl Scout Gold Award pin

Download the Gold Award
Proposal Form as a PDF or Word Document


Download the Gold Award
Final Report Form as a PDF or Word Document

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


Learn About the Gold Award

Gold Award Overview – coming soon! A big-picture overview of the Gold Award process.

We offer many different ways for both youth and adults to learn about the Gold Award process and guidelines. None of them are required, and we provide several different options as a way to meet different learning styles, schedules and needs of various participants.

Request a Learning Session Now!


Gold Award Legacy

Each year, Girl Scouts of Western Washington honors an individual as the Gold Award Legacy recipient. These awardees embody the Gold Award spirit, put Girl Scout values into practice in their daily lives, and serve as exceptional role models for Girl Scouts. Nominations for the 2020 Gold Award Legacy recipient are due April 15, 2020.

Download the nomination form here.


Other Gold Award Resources

There are many additional resources we provide to support the Gold Award Program, such as rubrics that provide information about the Gold Award review process. All of these resources can be found in our forms section by searching for "gold award".


Volunteer Opportunities

Do you want to empower girls? We have volunteer positions available for adults interested in facilitating online and in-person workshops.