The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest and most prestigious award that Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors can earn. Since 1916, Girl Scout’s highest award has stood for excellence and leadership. When you earn the Girl Scout Gold Award, you will design, plan and lead a Take Action project that will make a lasting change for the better in your community and beyond.
Girls who earn the Girl Scout Gold Award are eligible for a variety of scholarships at various universities or organizations. Branches of the United States Armed Services offer Gold Award recipients the opportunity to enter the military at a higher pay-scale rank.
Before starting on the Gold Award, you must complete a Girl Scout Senior or Ambassador Leadership Journey or have earned the Girl Scout Silver Award and completed one Senior or Ambassador Leadership Journey. After you have fulfilled the leadership journey(s) requirement, you will begin the steps toward your Girl Scout Gold Award Take Action Project. This includes identifying an issue you truly care about, investigating it thoroughly, getting help and building a team, creating a plan, presenting your plan, gathering feedback, taking action and educating and inspiring others. There is a minimum requirement of 80 hours for completion of these seven steps.
Gold Award Workbook
The guidelines for earning the Gold Award are in the Gold Award Workbook. Girls working on their Gold Award will submit a proposal application to their Regional Gold Award Committee. Upon receiving and reviewing the proposal, the committee will set-up a time for the girls to present their idea to the committee. Once approved, girls can complete their Take Action Project. Upon completion of the Award steps, girls need to submit the Gold Award Final Report and evaluation to the regional committee for approval. Gold Awardees will be recognized on a regional level.
Gold Award Workbook
2014 Girl Scout Gold Award Recipients
The 2013 Girl Scout Gold Award recipients for Girl Scouts of Western Ohio are listed below. Included are the recipient’s community and project title. All communities listed are in Ohio, unless otherwise indicated. We congratulate these Girl Scouts!