We recently had our 2021 Gold Award Ceremony on Facebook Live! In case you missed it, you can still read our 2021 Girl Award Girl Scout Booklet >>
Be sure to read everything in the resource section including watching
the videos. You will also find a link to the Go Gold App. You will
need to create a Go Gold account in the Go Gold App. Once you do,
you'll be able to access the proposal with all the links so you can
view in total. Within this app, there is a section for
council-specific documents. This is where you will add your letters
and complete and attach your money-earning form (if you need to earn
money to fund your project).
You can find additional resources and videos of Gold Award projects on Girl Scouts of the USA website and on this page.
Tip: Put an "x" in each question so you can move through the proposal. You can then go back and fill in each answer before you hit submit. Please note that there will be a box that pops up in each question with numbers. These numbers are the minimum and maximum number of words you should have in your answer for each question.
Things to Consider When Planning
Projects must meet the national standards and include two of the following three components: education, advocacy, and build - an active leadership component. All projects must have a community partner who will work with you and agree to sustain your project upon completion. You will also need letters from any locations involved giving you permission to hold/do/accept your Gold Award project at their location.
Please do 10 to 15 hours of research on the topic and its root cause, the issue you have identified and your solution. These hours are pre-work and do not count toward your project hours.
Gold Award project hours are a minimum of 80 hours with most projects coming in over 100 hours. You will need a project adviser who is an expert in the topic of the issue you are solving. Your project adviser may not be your troop leader or a family member. You will also need a team of at least five people, with only one being a family member who are passionate about your topic and will work side by side with you on the project.
Submitting Your Proposal
Once you complete the proposal in Go Gold App, you'll send the project proposal to your adviser and troop leader for their electronic signature. Please let them know to watch for that email coming to them.
Once they receive it via email, they will click the link to acknowledge that they have read your proposal, you will then receive a confirmation email. At that time, you need to go back into the Go Gold App and hit the submit button again. Once you do that, the proposal will be sent to the GSCCC Gold Award Committee. Please check the dates listed on this page for interview dates and due dates for proposals.
When the committee has received your proposal via the Go Gold App and its attachments, they will review your proposal and let you know if you have been granted an interview or if your project needs further development. If the project needs further development, you will be assigned a mentor from the committee to work with you through the proposal phase of the project.
Do not begin working on your project until you have been interviewed by the committee and they have approved you to start your project. (If you feel you would like to speak to the committee, they hold mini mentoring sessions once a month. Mini mentoring sessions are by appointment only and you can email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.)