Things to know:

  • Girls cannot begin the Gold Award until they have completed 8th grade.
  • Girls cannot work on the Gold and Silver Awards at the same time.  If a girl chooses to earn the Silver Award, her paperwork must be submitted to Council before she can begin the Gold Award.
  • The project is an individual project: no partner or group projects.
  • The project is 80 hours, including planning, organizing and implementation. 
  • Girls have until September 30th of the calendar year they graduate high school to complete the Gold Award.
  • The Council holds a Gold Award Ceremony the first Sunday in June.  To be included in this ceremony, girls must complete their award by April 1 of that year. If they miss this deadline they will be included in the following year’s ceremony.


Overview of the Girl Scout Gold Award Steps

  • Attend a council sponsored workshop
  • Complete two Senior/Ambassador Journeys -or- If you earned your Girl Scout Silver Award, complete one Senior/Ambassador Journey
  • Choose an issue
  • Investigate it thoroughly
  • Gather a group of people to help you
  • Create a plan
  • Present your plan to Council
  • Take action and do your project
  • Educate and inspire others

Gold Award Project Components Explained