Gold Award Girl Scouts
Issues of the world, meet your match.
Curb plastic pollution
Solving the world’s biggest problems
A Gold Award Girl Scout channels her leadership, passion, work ethic, and creativity toward developing innovative solutions to society’s most pressing challenges.
Through the years, Gold Award Girl Scouts have worked to:
Gold Award Girl Scouts are girls in high school whose desire to create lasting change in the world puts them in a class by themselves. Gold Award Girl Scouts are confident young women poised to reach their goals in higher education, career, and life. They make ideal college applicants who are ready to lead on campus.
stigma around mental health
Promote girls’ involvement in STEM
Support menstrual equity in schools
Gold Award Girl Scouts create measurable, sustainable, and far-reaching impact by making a remarkable commitment to issues that are important to them. Their efforts reflect a stunning ability to drive meaningful change.
lead on campus.
The Gold Award is a shining example of what a girl can achieve while working toward high school graduation. With college on the horizon, she stands out on her applications as a dedicated individual driven by purpose.
Gold Award Girl Scouts not only have access to scholarships dedicated specifically to them—they have a competitive advantage when applying for scholarships overall.
Gold Award Girl Scouts also earn more throughout their careers than other women.*
A Gold Award Girl Scout commits to a cause beyond herself, leading the charge to tackle significant issues in her community. Along the way, she becomes a proven leader who is primed to contribute to her campus community, take action to address key issues, and step up as an excellent team player.
Through earning the Gold Award, girls develop essential leadership and life skills that will contribute to their success in college, career, and life.
Gold Award Girl Scouts rate their general success in life significantly higher than other women*. They also report greater success in reaching their educational and career goals. In other words, they become the engaged, high-achieving alums that colleges hope to help produce.
These girls have changed the world.
And the Gold Award has changed their lives dramatically, empowering them as change-makers. See their stories.
Gold Award Girl Scouts are prepared for college and beyond.
Girls who earn the Gold Award stand out in college admissions, gain valuable life skills, and drive positive change in the world. As educators, you can help them as they work toward the world’s most prestigious award for girls—setting them up for lifelong success.
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94% of Gold Award Girl Scouts feel they have had success in education.
Ability to identify problems…
…and develop solutions
Expand public awareness of human trafficking
High School Educators
Offer girls at your school additional community engagement/service hours for the time they commit to earning their Girl Scout Gold Award.
Look for Gold Award Girl Scouts in your application pool. They’re the engaged learners and valuable community members you’ll want on your campus.
*Source: The Power of the Girl Scout Gold Award: Excellence in Leadership and Life