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Girl Scout Gold Award Go Gold

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:

You're in high school (ninth through twelfth grade, or equivalent) 


You're registered as a Girl Scout Senior or Girl Scout Ambassador


You have completed two Senior or Ambassador Journeys OR earned the Girl Scout Silver Award and completed a Journey

Girl Scout Gold Award Steps

Identify an issue


Investigate your issue thoroughly


Get help and build your team


Create a plan


Present your plan and gather feedback 


Take action


Educate and inspire

2017–2018 Girl Scout Gold Award Proposal Deadlines and Interview Dates
Deadline Interview Location
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
Friday, Sept. 14, 2018 October 6 Peninsula Service Center

Upcoming Go Gold Workshops

June 16 First Christian Church, Hampton 10 a.m. - Noon
July 14 Wycliffe Presbyterian, Virginia Beach 10 a.m. - Noon
August 12 A Place for Girls, Chesapeake 2-4 p.m.
Sept. 8 First Christian Church, Hampton 10 a.m.- Noon
Oct. 20 Virginia Beach, TBD 9 -11 a.m.

Learn about Girl Scout National Young Women of Distinction who have earned the Girl Scout Gold Award.



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



Hear from Girl Scout Gold Awardee Anne Fentress.



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