Girl Scout 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 about scholarships for Gold Award Girl Scouts, 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 (Grades 9 -12, or equivalent) 


Girl Scout Gold Award Steps

  1. Identify an issue
  2. Investigate your issue thoroughly
  3. Get help and build your team
  4. Create a plan
  5. Present your plan and gather feedback
  6. Take action
  7. Educate and inspire

Go for the Gold Workshops

The Go for the Gold Workshops are open to all girls, parents, and advisors, who are interested in learning more about this prestigious award. Requirements and policies will be reviewed, step by step, with plenty of time for questions. A workshop or webinar is mandatory for all girls who wish to propose a Take Action Project to Council and must be taken within a year before submitting the proposal.  

Choose a workshop from the list below and click on the link to register, or email to set up a workshop for your troop  or Service Unit (minimum of 10 Girls required)

Upcoming Gold Award Workshops

TitleBegin DateCityLocation
Go for the Gold Workshop- Lake Placid2/16/2020Lake PlacidShipman Youth CenterPE021620
Go for the Gold Webinar3/3/2020  PE03032020
Go for the Gold Workshop- Queensbury3/18/2020QueensburyQueensbury Service CenterPE03182020
Go for the Gold Workshop- West3/28/2020JohnstownFulton Montgomery Community CollegePE03282020
Go for the Gold Workshop- Albany3/31/2020AlbanyAlbany Service CenterPE03312020
Go for the Gold Webinar4/23/2020 WebinarPE031920
Silver and Gold Award Ceremony6/7/2020ScotiaGlen Sanders MansionPE06072020