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
You can pursue your Girl Scout Gold Award if:
You're in high school (ninth through twelfth grade, or
You're registered as a Girl Scout Senior or Girl Scout
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
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.
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.
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".