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GSNC Gold Award Girl Scouts 2019

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.

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

Are you ready to become a Gold Award Girl Scout?
Go Gold Online
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.


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: The 2020 deadline will be announced soon.

  • Earned the Girl Scout Gold Award
  • Gold Award Girl Scout must be a graduating senior or a freshman in college, having earned the award by September 30 of the year entering college
  • Be a registered Girl Scout with Girl Scouts of Nassau County at time of application
  • Be an active registered Girl Scout for at least 7 years
  • Accepted to a college/university/trade school
  • Have a dynamic Girl Scout history
  • Demonstrate community service