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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.

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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
 

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
 

Silver and Gold Award Committee Meetings

To have your project reviewed at the next committee meeting please submit your reports by the 30th of the previous month. For example, to be reviewed at the October meeting, reports need to be submitted by September 30th. This gives our Silver and Gold Committee enough time to read and review each project. All committee decisions will be emailed within two business days after the committee meeting.

The Girl Scout award year runs from April 1st to March 31st of each year. All girls who earn their Silver or Gold Award after March 31st will be honored at the ceremony in 2023.

April 14th, 2022

May 12th, 2022

June 9th, 2022

July 14th, 2022

August 11, 2022

September 8th, 2022

Gold Award Workshops

Planning to earn your Gold Award? Join other Seniors and Ambassadors to learn about the process and get started! Register using the links below, or email goldaward@girlscoutsneny.org to set up a workshop for your troop (minimum of 10 Girls required)

Go for the Gold (required): Join us to learn about the Gold Award, the Highest Award for Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors, and capstone of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.

Seniors/Ambassadors must attend Go for the Gold or watch the recording.

Go for the Gold November 4th, 2021
Go for the Gold January 6th, 2021

Gold Award: Start Your Proposal:  Take the next step and get started on your Gold Award proposal

Gold Award: Start Your Proposal January 12th, 2022
Go Gold!

Starting in January 2022 all Gold Award Proposals will need to be submitted using Go Gold

All proposals already approved, can use the previous final report document. Email goldaward@girlscoutsneny.org if you need the document. 

On the website, you will make an account and it will take you through each step of creating your proposal and final report. 

All Go Gold proposals and final reports will need to also submit a budget and a supporting document found on the Project Materials tab. 

Project Materials