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Before getting started on the Gold Award, watch the above video for an overview of GSSJC's Gold Award Project Guide!
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.
Note: Forms submitted must use the digital version linked above. Forms should not be scanned or photographed.
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
You have completed GSSJC's Gold Award Orientation
Girl Scout Gold Award Steps
Identify an issue
Investigate your issue thoroughly
Get help and build your team
Create a plan
Submit the Gold Award Checklist and Application
Present your plan and gather feedback
Submit the Gold Award Activity Log and Final Report
Educate and inspire
During the Gold Award process, you may need to submit these forms to your project advisor or the Council:
Forms listed here are also located in the Gold Award Project Guide.