Girl Scout Gold Award
The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest award Senior or Ambassador girls in grades 9th – 12th can earn. When you decide to earn the Girl Scout Gold Award, you are on your honor to uphold the Standards of Excellence. These standards will set a benchmark for everything you do and invite you to think deeply, explore opportunities, and challenge yourself.
Here are the steps you will take to earn a Girl Scout Gold Award:
- Attend the Go For the Gold girl training.
- Go on two age appropriate (Senior or Ambassador) Journeys
- Choose an issue you care about.
- Investigate and research your community issue.
- Invite others to help make your project a success.
- Create a project plan and put into motion.
- Complete a Girl Scout Gold Award Project Proposal for council approval
- Reflect, educate and inspire.
- Complete your Final Project Report for council approval to receive your recognition.
Earning your Girl Scout Gold Award involves:
- Completing your two Journeys (if you have earned a Girl Scout Silver Award, this can be substituted for one of the Journey pre-requisites)
- A minimum of 80 hours for identifying an issue, investigating it thoroughly, building a team, creating a plan, presenting your plan, taking action, and educating and inspiring others. How much time for each step is different for every Girl Scout, so the hours aren’t a rule; they are a guide to help you plan your time in achieving your goal!
Last Modified: 5/17/2013 5:15 PM