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Girl Scout Gold Award Go Gold

Gold Award Girl Scouts

Issues of the world, meet your match. 

Passionate about an issue and want to make a difference—in a big way? The Girl Scout Gold Award is for you! Open to Girl Scout Seniors (grades 9–10) and Ambassadors (grades 11–12), this is the highest award in Girl Scouts, and the most prestigious award in the world for girls.

This award is difficult to earn, but once you’ve earned it, your rate for success in life and your ability to reach any goal will soar. Colleges, employers, your peers, and your community will see that you have what it takes to get big things done!

Learn about scholarships for Gold Award Girl Scouts, the history of the Gold Award, and the benefits of going Gold. 

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You can pursue your Girl Scout Gold Award if:
  • You're in high school (ninth through twelfth grade, or equivalent)
  • You're registered as a Girl Scout Senior or Ambassador
  • You have completed two Senior or Ambassador Journeys OR earned the Girl Scout Silver Award and completed a Journey

Steps to Earn the Girl Scout Gold Award:


Attend a Gold Award Training. (See our event calendar to register for an upcoming session.)


Once you have completed Gold Award Training, register for GoGold Online and familiarize yourself with the Gold Award Guidelines.


Next, you will be paired with a Gold Award Committee member, who will serve as your mentor through the Gold Award process, from proposal to completion.


After working with your Gold Award Committee mentor, submit your project proposal via GoGold Online.


Register to present your Gold Award proposal to the Gold Award Committee for approval.


As soon as the Gold Award Commitee approves your project, it is time to TAKE ACTION! Don't forget to snap photos and videos along the way, and to keep a journal documenting your journey.


When your project is complete, submit your final project report via GoGold Online.


Next, schedule your final interview with the Gold Award committee. 


Last but not least, celebrate your amazing accomplishment at the Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona Young Women of Distinction Ceremony! Date and ticket reservation for 2020 ceremony coming soon.

Council Approval

Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona's approval is needed prior to beginning your project. Earning the Girl Scout Gold Award involves the time to complete a Journey/Silver Award (step 1), and then a suggested minimum of 80 hours to complete steps 2-8.


Scholarship Opportunities:

  • University of Arizona Honors College alumna Denise Blommel and her husband, Donald Doerres, are both ardent supporters and advocates of Girl Scouts. They have launched a new award at the UA: "The Blommel-Doerres Honors Scholarship for Scouts". This award was created to honor young women who have received the Gold Award. In addition to the above requirement, Gold Awardees will need to have a minimum 3.4 GPA and respond to one essay question about their leadership as an award-winning scout. For more information, visit: