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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. 

New Resources:

We're moving our paperwork process exclusively to the user friendly GoGold Online platform starting Sunday, Oct. 1. Check out the new resources below: the Gold Award Online Training, Your Guide to Going Gold, the revamped GoGold workshop and more! See FAQ.

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 Ambassador


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!

Before you start
Take the Gold Award Online Training. You must be 13 years or older to register for this online course. By clicking this registration link, you certify that you are at least 13 years old. Use the code "gogold". 
Review Your Guide to Going Gold.
Take the GoGold Workshop (less than three months before submitting your proposal).

Complete your Gold Award Proposal
Complete Steps 1-5 on GoGold Online.
    Preview screenshots
    Troubleshooting GoGold Online
Upload proposal supplements (required).

If needed: Notification of Change

Submit your final report
Complete Steps 6-7 on GoGold Online.
Upload the final report supplements (required).
Submit for committee review on GoGold Online.

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 2018 Gold Award ceremony will be held on Saturday, June 16 at Copley Symphony Hall. We look forward to celebrating our 2018 class of Gold Award Girls Scouts whose diverse array of projects truly made the world a better place. Get ready for an afternoon of inspiration by checking out our 2017 ceremony program.

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 our Gold Award staff liaison at