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.
You can pursue your Girl Scout Gold Award if:
You're in high school (grade 9-12 or equivalent)
You're registered as a Girl Scout Senior or Girl Scout
You have completed two Senior or Ambassador Journeys OR earned the Girl Scout Silver Award and completed a Journey
Here's how to Go Gold!
The volunteer Gold Award Committee determines if and when a girl earns the Gold Award. Girls submit their final report forms to Girl Scouts San Diego for review on the first of any month.
Girls must submit their final reports by April 1 to participate in that year's Gold Award ceremony in June. The absolute deadline to submit a final report for committee approval is Sept. 1 of the year a girl graduates from high school. Girls leaving grade 12 officially bridge to adults on Oct. 1 and are no longer eligible to earn the Gold Award.
The 2016 Gold Award ceremony was held in June at Copley Symphony Hall. We celebrated the centennial of the highest award in Girl Scouts as well as our 32 award recipients.
In addition to the councilwide ceremony, we encourage parents and leaders to celebrate this accomplishment with their girls. We carry a selection of gifts for Highest Awardees, including patches and accessories, in our stores.
Questions? Contact Steph Dawes at firstname.lastname@example.org or (619) 610-0792.