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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.

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

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Gold Award candidates must view our Gold Award Tutorial in gsLearn (see instructions below on how to access gsLearn).

Getting Started
 

Step 1: Complete the Gold Award tutorial + post-video survey

Set yourself up for success by completing our Gold Award tutorial in gsLearn. Girls ages 13+ can request access to gsLearn by filling out this request form. Once received, our team will set up your account and provide you with your login credentials.

You can complete the tutorial in one sitting, or stop and go as you wish. You can revisit sections at any time you need in gsLearn.

Gold Award candidates must complete the Gold Award tutorial within one year of submitting their project proposal. Please don't forget to complete this mandatory post-video survey.

Step 2: Start brainstorming and join us for a Think Tank session.

Need some more brainstorming help? Join us for an optional Think Tank session where you get helpful feedback and share ideas with other Gold Award candidates.

Step 3: Create your GoGold Online account.

All Gold Award Project Proposals and Final Reports must be submitted through GoGold Online. Girl Scouts must create their own account and complete all steps (including Steps 1 and 2) in GoGold.

Step 4: Plan ahead and note the deadline to earn the Gold Award.

The deadline to earn your Gold Award is September 30th of the year you graduate high school. For example, if you graduate in June 2023, your final report must be submitted and approved no later than September 30, 2023.

Have questions or concerns about going Gold? Contact awards@gshnj.org.

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