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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 more about Gold Award scholarships, 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
 

2016–2017 Girl Scout Gold Award Proposal Deadlines and Interview Dates
Deadline Interview Location
April 13, 2017 May 4, 2017
4–7 p.m.
St. Gregory the Great,
Virginia Beach, VA
May 20, 2017 June 10, 2017
8 a.m.–noon
A Place for Girls,
Chesapeake, VA
June 16, 2017 Juily 6, 2017
4–7 p.m.
Peninsula Service Center,
Newport News, VA
July 15, 2017 Aug. 5, 2017
8 a.m.–noon
St. Gregory the Great,
Virginia Beach, VA
Aug. 17, 2017 Sep. 7, 2017
4–7 p.m.
A Place for Girls,
Chesapeake, 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.