The Girl Scout Gold Award represents the highest achievement in Girl Scouting. It recognizes girls in grades 9 through 12 who demonstrate extraordinary leadership through remarkable “Take Action” projects that have sustainable impact in their communities and beyond. Since 1916, girls have successfully answered the call to “Go Gold!” an action that indelibly marks them as accomplished members of their communities and the world.
Read the Gold Award Guidelines and GSEP Gold Award Handbook and learn how to achieve this award:
Before you put your project into action, complete and submit your project proposal for approval:
Once you have met your goal, complete and submit your final report to receive the Gold Award:
Helpful tools for adults supporting girls through the Gold Award
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2014 Achievement Ceremony
This year's Achievement Ceremony was held on April 27 in Valley Forge. Girl Scouts, volunteers, parents, and family got together to celebrate the accomplishments of the Council. Natalye Paquin, CEO, and Ann Thornton Field, Board Chair honored the 38 Gold Award recipients, who received the highest Girl Scout honor. To check out this year's Gold Awardees and learn about their Gold Award projects, read the 2014 Girl Scout Achievement Ceremony Program.
When Can I Start?
You can begin working on the Gold Award once you have completed two Senior or Ambassador Journeys or earned the Silver Award and completed one Senior or Ambassador Journey! Everything you need to know is in the GSUSA Girl Guidelines and the GSEP Gold Award Handbook. Reading the Guidelines and completing the suggested activities will help you develop a project. The GSEP Gold Award handbook helps you understand the GSEP forms and process.
Please note, Take Action Workshops and the Gold Award Information Sessions are not mandatory. Log into the Web App and get started today!
Contact Victoria Laird for girl support, workshops and information sessions.
Contact Joan Hannahoe regarding the committee approval, interviews and presentations, and donations.