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Gold Award Girl Scouts: Issues of the world, meet your match.

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 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.

Click the image below to learn about Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington's 2017-2018 Gold Award Girl Scouts!

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You can pursue your Girl Scout Gold Award if:
 
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You're in high school (ninth through twelfth grade, or equivalent) 
 

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You're registered as a Girl Scout Senior or Girl Scout Ambassador
 

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You have completed two Senior or Ambassador Journeys OR earned the Girl Scout Silver Award and completed a Journey
 

Important Dates
 

Gold Award Interviews
All Girl Scout Gold Awards must be approved via an interview process by GSOSW’s Teen Awards Team. Gold Award interviews are conducted every third Tuesday of the month at our Portland Service Center. Interviews can be conducted over the phone or via video chat if needed. Proposals/Final reports are due by the second Tuesday of the month if you are hoping to interview on the third Tuesday. If a third Tuesday won’t work, or your project is time sensitive, contact Shannon Shea at sshea@girlscoutsosw.org to coordinate an alternate date. There are two interviews total, one is the proposal interview which occurs at step 5, and second, is the final interview which occurs at step 7 (see below).

Report Due Dates 


2019 High School Graduates 
Final Reports Due (recommended): September 23, 2019
Final Interview by September 30, 2019. Remember that we need time to schedule the interview, so please contact Shannon Shea at sshea@girlscoutsosw.org at least one week prior to the deadline to schedule an interview time.

National Gold Award Girl Scouts 2020
Final Reports Due: Spring 2020
Reports received after these dates will be eligible for National Gold Award Girl Scouts 2021. 

Council-wide Gold Award Recognition Ceremony 2020
Final Reports Due: May 1, 2020
Reports received after these dates will be recognized at the 2021 ceremony.

 

Girl Scout Gold Award Steps
 
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Identify an issue
 

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Investigate your issue thoroughly
 

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Get help and build your team
 

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Create a plan
 

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Present your plan and gather feedback 
 

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Take action
 

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Educate and inspire