Thoroughly read “Your Guide to Going Gold” and create an account in the Go Gold App. In the app, you'll be able to access the proposal with all the links so you can view in total. Also in the 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).
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 research on the topic and its root cause, the issue you have identified and your solution.
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 the Go Gold App, you'll send the project proposal to your adviser and troop leader for their electronic signatures. 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 further down 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 email@example.com.)