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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 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 career opportunities.

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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



GSNC's Gold Award Process
Your Guide to Going Gold (Mandatory)

GSNC is piloting the new Your Guide to Going Gold! It is replacing the Gold Standard and is a mandatory read for all girls seeking to become a Gold Award Girl Scout. Please take this quick survey to give GSUSA your feedback. Your voice will be heard!

Advice: Do not print it out; it will be edited at a future date with any revisions GSUSA needs to do.

Girl Scout Gold Award pin Download the Your Guide to Going Gold


Gold Award Training

Highly recommended for Girl Scouts working toward the Gold Award and their champions. Those who attend a Gold Award Training will learn the award guidelines, what it means to do a Take Action project, important deadlines, the approval process, and what the Gold Award interview will be like.

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The online portal to submit your Girl Scout Gold Award project proposal.

Go Gold Online
Adult Guide for the Gold Award

Whether you’re a troop, volunteer, girl chamption, or a project advisor, your role is to encourage Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors to think critically, be open to multiple perspectives, investigate thoroughly, and identify resources within and beyond their local communities. You are supporting girls as they develop into leaders for today and tomorrow.

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Guidelines for Funding Gold Award Projects

GSNC’s Guidelines for Funding a Gold Award Project provides the necessary information, guidelines, and frequently asked questions (FAQs) on funding a Girl Scout Gold Award Project in Nassau County.

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Scholarship Opportunities
Virginia A. Wills Girl Scout Gold Award Scholarship

Virginia A. Wills loved being a Girl Scout and would rather have been doing activities with her troop than anything else. She wanted girls to see all the possibilities that were available to them, and show them how important service was by always helping people in need.

Award: $1,000
Deadline: June 1, 2021

Scholarship Application>>

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Go for Gold Tips from Gold Award Girl Scouts
High School Senior Proposal Deadline Extension