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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. 

Girl Scout Gold Award pin
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

The Gold Standard - GSNC's Gold Award Toolkit for Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors

The Gold Standard (aka the Girl Scout Gold Award Toolkit) is a Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts' guide to all things Gold Award. From Take Action projects to the interview process, the Gold Standard provides a complete manual of how to go about earning your Girl Scout Gold Award in Nassau County. It is mandatory that girls working towards their Gold Award use this toolkit as they work through the Gold Award process.

This toolkit includes:

  • Steps to earning the Girl Scout Gold Award
  • Difference between taking action and community service
  • Tips for using Go Gold Online
  • GSNC's Gold Award Proposal Form
  • GSNC's Gold Award Guidelines Booklet
  • How to submit your Gold Award proposal
  • Gold Award interview tips
  • Gold Award Final Report Form
  • The frequently asked questions of funding your Gold Award project
Adult Guide for Helping Your Girl Scout Earn Her Gold Award

The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest award Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors can earn. Your role, whether you’re a troop/group volunteer or a project advisor, is to encourage Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors to think critically, be open to multiple perspectives, investigate thoroughly, work cooperatively, and identify resources within and beyond their local communities. You are supporting girls as they develop into leaders for today and tomorrow.

This guide is intended to be used in conjunction with GSNC’s The Gold Standard Toolkit and the Guidelines for Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors.

This packet includes:

  • Gold Award: Leader Check Points
  • Gold Award Adult Volunteer Guide
  • Directions for using the Gold Award Guideline Booklet for Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors
  • FAQs for Funding a Gold Award Project

Download the Gold Award Leader/Volunteer Packet.