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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 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

Get Inspired!

Meet GSOSW's 2019 Gold Award Girl Scouts and discover how their projects made a lasting difference in our community and beyond.

Check out Girl Scouts of the USA's YouTube Channel to meet the 2020 National Gold Award Girl Scouts. Find out how they earned the top honor in Girl Scouting & their share of $200,000 in scholarships that go along with it.

Did you know? Gold Award Girl Scouts are elligible for a variety of scholarships from GSOSW and other institutions. Learn more!

Important Dates


All Girl Scout Gold Awards must be approved via an interview process by GSOSW’s Teen Awards Team. Gold Award interviews are conducted as needed. Interviews are currently being done remotely over Zoom. Once you submit your proposal or final report form, you will be contacted by Shannon Shea to coordinate your interview. Please expect a one to two week turnaround time. 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).

Questions? Contact Shannon Shea at


2021 High School Graduates
Final Reports Due (recommended): September 23, 2021
Final Interview by September 30, 2021. Remember that we need time to schedule the interview, so please contact Shannon Shea at at least one week prior to the deadline to schedule an interview time.

Council-wide Gold Award Recognition Ceremony 2021
Final Reports Due: May 3, 2021
Reports received after these dates will be recognized at the 2022 ceremony.

All reports submitted by May 3, 2021 will be recognized at the 2021 ceremony on June 19, 2021.


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