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Gold Award

The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest award a Girl Scout can earn. Once achieved, it shows colleges, employers, and your community that you’re out there changing the world.

Join a century of women who have done big things. 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:
 
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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
 

Girl Scout Gold Award Steps
 
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Identify an issue
 

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Investigate your issue thoroughly
 

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Get help and build your team
 

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Create a plan
 

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Present your plan and gather feedback 
 

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Take action
 

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Educate and inspire
 

2017–2018 Girl Scout Gold Award Proposal Deadlines and Interview Dates
Deadline Interview Location
Fri, Sep. 22, 2017 October 14, 2017
9 a.m.
Peninsula Service Center,
Newport News, VA
Thur., Oct. 12, 2017 November 2, 2017
6 p.m.
Wycliffe Presbyterian Church,
Virginia Beach, VA
Fri., Nov. 17, 2017 December 9, 2017
9 a.m.
A Place for Girls
Chesapeake, VA
Thur., Dec. 14, 2017 January 4, 2018
6 p.m.
Peninsula Service Center,
Newport News, VA
Fri., Jan. 12, 2018 February 3, 2018
9 a.m.
Wycliffe Presbyterian Church,
Virginia Beach, VA
Thur., Feb. 8, 2018 March 1, 2018
6 p.m.
A Place for Girls,
Chesapeake, VA
Fri., March 23, 2018 April 7, 2018
9 a.m.
Peninsula Service Center,
Newport News, VA
Thur., April 12, 2018 May 3, 2018
6 p.m.
Wycliffe Presbyterian Church,
Virginia Beach, VA
Fri., May 28, 2018 June 9, 2018
9 a.m.
A Place for Girls,
Chesapeake, VA
Thur., June 14, 2018 July 5, 2018
6 p.m.
Peninsula Service Center,
Newport News, VA
Fri., July 13, 2018 August 4, 2018
9 a.m.
Wycliffe Presbyterian Church,
Virginia Beach, VA
Thur., August 16, 2018 September 6, 2018
6 p.m.
A Place for Girls,
Chesapeake, VA
Wycliffe Presbyterian Church,
Virginia Beach, VA
Wycliffe Presbyterian Church,
Virginia Beach, VA
Wycliffe Presbyterian Church,
Virginia Beach, VA
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Learn about Girl Scout National Young Women of Distinction who have earned the Girl Scout Gold Award.

 

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Learn about the Helen Kattwinkel Tribute Fund that supports lifetime memberships for Gold Award alumnae.

 

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Hear from Girl Scout Gold Awardee Anne Fentress.

 

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Already earned your Gold Award? Share your story.