Information for Congressional Offices on the Girl Scout Gold Award®
The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest and most prestigious award in Girl Scouting. A high school girl who has earned the Gold Award has become a community leader. Her accomplishments reflect leadership and citizenship skills that set her apart.
Since 1916, girls have successfully answered the call to Go Gold, an act that indelibly marks them as accomplished members of their communities and the world.
The Gold Award project:
- Is something that a girl can be passionate about – in thought, deed, and action that encompasses organizational, leadership, and networking skills
- Fulfills a need with in a girl's community (whether local or global)
- Creates change that has the potential to be ongoing
Girls who earn Gold Awards distinguish themselves in the college admissions process, earn college scholarships, and enter the military one rank higher.
How Can Members of Congress Recognize Gold Award Girls?
Members of Congress can recognize Girl Scouts in their district who have achieved their Gold Award by:
- Sending a letter (DOC) with a certificate (DOC) that can be purchased in the House and Senate stationery shops to recognize the Gold Award achievement.
- Issuing a press release (DOC) to publicize your support and help spread the word about the amazing accomplishment of a girl or girls who have earned their Gold Award.
- Inviting a Gold Award girl to visit you in your DC Office or district office for a photo-op and personal congratulations.
- Contacting your local council to ask about participating in their ceremony to honor the Gold Award girls.
- To access information regarding the Gold Award girls in your state or district:
Find the contact information for the Girl Scout council(s) that cover your state/district, and ask to speak to the staff person who oversees the Gold Award. Please note that some districts may be covered by two or more councils.
For more information on the Girl Scout Gold Award: