Girl Scout Gold Award

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 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 , including GSNENY’s McGraw Family-Allison Marinucci Gold Award Scholarship , preferred admission tracks for college, and amazing career opportunities.




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 Girl Scout Gold Award Steps


Girl Scout Senior or Ambassador (grades 9-12)
Current Girl Scout registered member
Completed two Senior or Ambassador Journeys, OR earned Silver Award as a Cadette and completed one Senior or Ambassador Journey

Choose your topic
Research the issue
Build your team
Make a project plan
Complete your Gold Award proposal
Adjust your plan if needed
Complete your project
Reflect and share your story
Complete your Gold Award Final Report
Celebrate your accomplishment!

 Upcoming Silver and Gold Award Committee Meetings

Gold Award Workshops

Go for the Gold workshops and webinars 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, webinar, or webinar recording 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)
TitleBegin DateCityLocation
Go for the Gold Webinar11/17/2020 WebinarPE111720
Go for the Gold Webinar12/15/2020 Virtual ProgramPE121620
Go for the Gold Webinar1/19/2021 Virtual ProgramPE011921