The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest award that a Girl Scout may earn. Someone once described the Girl Scout Gold Award as being "what you really want to be remembered for" in Girl Scouting.
By earning your Gold Award, you are building the foundation for a lifetime of achievment. You gain important skills in leadership, management, organization, community service and more.
Our Gold Award girls are among a very elite group of young women who have earned this prestigious award as only 5% of Girl Scouts nationwide achieve this honor.
Before you start your Girl Scout Gold Award, your project must be reviewed and approved by the Gold Award Committee. The Gold Award Committee reviews Gold Award project proposals on Thursday evenings every six weeks at the Central Service Center in Redlands. Meeting dates are posted on the events calendar. Proposals must be submitted at least two weeks in advance of the meeting to the Central Service Center in Redlands (Attn: Program Department). Girls will be e-mailed confirmation that their project proposal has been received, and they will be invited to attend the next Gold Award Committee meeting. Meetings begin at 7 p.m. and girls are seen in first come, first served order.
1. Take a council administered Gold Award Training
2. Make an appointment with Cindy Chapman at 909 307‐6555 ext 241 or email at
firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss measurability and sustainability as well as presentation
3. Complete and print Internet Safety Pledge
4. Submit required paperwork on any money earning activities needed for Gold Take Action Project.
5. Receive approval from Cindy Chapman on any/all publications/flyers related to Gold Award Take
6. Submit proposal to Trisha Carr at email@example.com at least 2 weeks prior to scheduled Gold Award
Committee meeting. If you miss the 2 week window, you will automatically be scheduled for the next
7. Present proposal at meeting
8. An email will be sent to all candidates within one week of committee meeting with suggested
revisions or approval to proceed and name and contact information of committee mentor.
9. Once project is complete, submit final report to Trisha Carr, firstname.lastname@example.org, for review by the Gold
10. An email will be sent confirming receipt and that the final report is under review.
11. A) A letter will be sent within 2 weeks of receipt of final report confirming acceptance of Gold Award
B) A letting advising of additional information needed or corrections to be made by February 1st to be
recognized in the current awards year.
12. All projects reports must be postmarked by February 1st if girl is to be recognized in the current
awards year. Any report received after February 1st will be recognized the following membership year.
There are NO exceptions to this rule as certificates must be obtained from several governmental
agencies including but not to limited to: The White House, Congress, Senate, Local city and state officials,
The deadline for turning in Gold Award paperwork is February 1 of each year.
If a girl graduates from high school, she has until September 30 after she graduates to finish her Gold Award project.
The Gold Award pin is worn on the left side of the uniform, on your blouse or vest, to the left of the membership pin. Learn more about Girl Scout insignia...
* Organizational skills
* Improvement of leadership skills
* Management skills
* Impact on others
* Impact on community
* Impact on future
* Ways to improve skills and talents
* Relation to the Girl Scout Promise and Girl Scout Law