The Girl Scout Gold Award represents the highest achievement in Girl Scouting. It symbolizes outstanding accomplishments in the areas of leadership, community service, career planning, and personal development. Today’s Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors working toward their Gold Awards use their vision for change to complete a project that is measurable and sustainable and that will make lasting differences in their communities, regions, or beyond. Versions of this prestigious award have been around since 1916.
Source: Girl Scouting Works: The Alumnae Impact Study: A report from the Girl Scout Research Institute, 2012
Are You Ready to Make a Difference in the World?
The Girl Scout Gold Award is open only to girls in high school, this prestigious award challenges you to change the world—or at least your corner of it. When you earn the Girl Scout Gold Award, you will design, plan and lead a Take Action project that will make a lasting change for the better in your community and beyond.
The Benefits of Going Gold
Girl Scout Gold Award recipients do well in life! They rate their general success in life significantly higher and report higher success in reaching their goals within many areas.
Higher Education and Career
• Distinguish yourself in the college-admissions process
• Earn college scholarships
• Enter the military one rank higher
• Be seen as a role model and distinguished leader
• Master time management skills
• Make the world a better place
• Use your vision for change
• Tackle an issue, locally or globally
• Establish a lifetime network
• Create your community legacy by creating a sustainable solution to a problem