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Girl Scout Gold Award Go Gold

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
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

Gold Award orientation webinars:

All potential Gold Award earners MUST attend a Gold Award webinar prior to submitting their proposals. Girls can attend a webinar as a troop, but all girls must participate (not just the troop leader or adult.)  Adults are welcome to attend, although it is not required. Can’t attend a scheduled webinar? Contact Maggie to arrange another time, date, or format. All sessions are via teleconference.

2018 Webinar Dates:

  • Register: 5:30-6:00 pm, Wednesday, September 5
  • Register: 5:30-6:00 pm, Wednesday, October 3
  • Register: 5:30-6:00 pm, Wednesday, November 7
  • Register: 5:30-6:00 pm, Wednesday, December 5 

Questions? Want to attend an orientation outside of the times listed above? Contact Maggie, 907-342-5012

Important Dates for Gold Award earners:

Proposals & Final Reports dueSecond Friday of each month 
Proposals/Final reports received after the second Friday will be reviewed at the next month’s Gold Award Committee meeting

Young Women of Distinction 2018:
Project Proposal: January 12
Final Reports: March 9

Reports received after these dates will be eligible for Young Women of Distinction 2019. 

Graduating Seniors: 
Project Proposal: 
June 8, 2018
Final Reports: September 14, 2018

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


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