Attend a Gold Award Training. (See our event calendar to register for an upcoming session.)
Gold Award Girl Scouts
Issues of the world, meet your match.
The Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest honor a Girl Scout can earn, acknowledges each recipient’s power and dedication to not only bettering herself, but to making the world a better place for others. These young women are courageous leaders and visionary change makers. They are our future—and it is bright!
Learn about scholarships for Gold Award Girl Scouts, the history of the Gold Award, and the benefits of going Gold.
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
As you look for meaningful ways to contribute to your community, you can sharpen your problem-solving skills and expand your definition of philanthropy by learning the difference between community service and Take Action projects here.
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 below.
Steps to Earn the Girl Scout Gold Award:
Step 1: Training
Step 2: GoGold Online
Step 3: Meet the Gold Award Committee
Step 4: Submit your Proposal
Step 5: Present your Proposal
Step 6: Take Action!
Step 7: Finalize Project
Step 8: Interview
Step 9: Celebrate!
Watch videos from our Gold Award Playlist!
Resources for Girls
Resources for Adults
Gold Award Media Toolkit
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: