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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. 

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 not only their communities but also the world.

Gold Award Information Sessions are workshops for interested Girl Scouts to learn more about requirements, the approval process, and to share project ideas for these awards.


  • Deadline for Class of 2021 graduates to submit a Gold Award Project Proposal: March 30, 2021
  • Deadline for Class of 2021 graduates to submit a Gold Award Final Report and to schedule a Final Presentation with the Gold Award Committee: September 15, 2021
Resources for Girls

Resources for Girls

  • Read the GSEP Gold Award Handbook for details about requirements and processes specific to GSEP. Keep this handy, because you’ll need it to make sure your project meets the requirements as you plan and execute it!
  • Review the GSUSA Gold Award Guidelines, which gives you helpful tips, from choosing an issue, to successfully taking action, and all the steps and forms in between!
  • Understand the numerical requirements of the Gold Award as you build your project using Gold vs. Silver: By the Numbers
  • Check out these additional resources to help you brainstorm Take Action project ideas and community resources. 


  • Before you put your project into action, complete and submit both proposal documents to
  • After both forms are received you will be contacted  to schedule your Proposal Interview.  The deadline for girls to submit a Gold Award Proposal is March 30 of their 12th grade year. 
  • Once you’ve taken action to make the world a better place and completed your Gold Award project, complete and submit all three forms below along with a headshot and project photos to
    •  Fill out your GSUSA Gold Award Final Report online via GSUSA's Go Gold Web App. The Go Gold Web App is GSEP and GSUSA's preferred method of receiving your Gold Award Final Report. If you require a PDF version of the Final Report document instead, email to request one.
    •  Complete GSEP's Gold Award Final Report Supplement which includes your Core Team Member Chart, budget, and timeline.
    • Tell us all about you and the amazing things you've done by completing GSEP's Gold Award Recognition Form
  • After all items are received, you will be contacted with information to schedule your Final Interview. The deadline for girls to submit a Gold Award Final Report and conduct their Final Interview is September 15 following their 12th grade year (after high school graduation).
Resources for Adults

Resources for Adults

Wondering about your role in a Girl Scout’s Gold Award experience? There’s a guide for that!

Information Sessions

Virtual Gold Award Information Sessions

Explore the ins and outs of the Gold Award project, review project requirements and paperwork, and learn how to build your project timeline and budget – virtually! Discover how an idea can turn into a Take Action Project that will leave a positive impact on your community.

All sessions are held from 7-8:30 pm. Register using the links below

Gold Award Information Session  Monday, May 3
7 - 8:30 pm
Zoom Register Here
Gold Award Information Session Wednesday, May 19
7 - 8:30 pm 
Zoom Register Here
Gold Award Information Session Thursday, June 10
7 - 8:30 pm
Zoom Register Here
Gold Award Information Session Tuesday, June 22
7 - 8:30 pm
Zoom Register Here
NEW Gold Award Media Outreach Toolkit

Whether you've just embarked on your Gold Award journey or recently completed your project and earned the award, this toolkit is for you. You are doing so many impactful things to better your neighborhood and the world. This toolkit will help you share your story with friends, family, and the larger community. You've committed time, energy, and passion into your Gold Award Project, you deserve to show it off and get recognition for your hard work! 

The Gold Award Toolkit provides you with templates, resources, and tips to promote your project to local media, engage with community leaders, and share your story on social media. 

GSEP can help elevate your Gold Award Project. Email with the subject line "My Gold Award Story" and we'll be in touch to help promote your work. 

Gold Award Toolkit

Individual Resources



Contact Maggi Miller for girl support, workshops, and information sessions.