Girl Scout Gold Award
Create Lasting Solutions to Today's Challenges
Girl Scouts are the youth leaders their communities need to create solutions to the new and ever-changing obstacles that arise from this global pandemic.
Gold Award Girl Scouts are the dreamers and the doers who take “make the world a better place” to the next level. To earn the Gold Award, high school Girl Scouts research the root cause of a community issue they are passionate about, then lead a team to tackle it, by planning and implementing a project that has tangible and lasting impact on their communities and beyond.
The Girl Scout Gold Award is the mark of the truly remarkable—proof that not only she can make a difference, but that she already has.
When you’re ready to be a Gold Award Girl Scout, your council needs to be the first to know! Contact them now so they can hook you up with everything you’ll need before getting started. Find your local Girl Scout council.
Get inspired to go Gold by visiting our Gold Award webpage and perusing the resources below:
- Review the Gold Award Guidelines
- See examples of girls changing the world
- Learn the Five Elements of a Successful Gold Award
- Ask a Gold Award Girl Scout: How do I choose an issue?
- Ask a Gold Award Girl Scout: How do I develop a realistic project?
Note: Girls, volunteers and families are encouraged to take the time and space they need to adjust to this period of rapid change and uncertainty. When they’re ready, we’re here to support Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts to safely take action in their communities—whether it’s helping ensure kids are still getting the nourishment and enrichment they need out of school, responding to the possible ramifications of isolation during social distancing, adapting an existing project to positively impact local communities today, or something else entirely!
Troop Leaders: The instructions for all badge steps are available free of charge in your Girl Scout Volunteer Toolkit.
Girl Scouts at Home activities have been adapted from existing Girl Scout programming and optimized for use at home during a period of social distancing.