The Girl Scout Gold Award represents the highest achievement in Girl
Scouting. It symbolizes outstanding accomplishments in the areas of
leadership, community service, career planning, and personal
development. Today’s Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors working toward
their Gold Awards use their vision for change to complete a project that
is measurable and sustainable and that will make lasting differences in
their communities, regions, or beyond. Versions of this prestigious
award have been around since 1916.
Source: Girl Scouting Works: The Alumnae Impact Study: A report from the Girl Scout Research Institute, 2012
Are You Ready to Make a Difference in the World?
The Girl Scout Gold Award is open only to girls in high school,
this prestigious award challenges you to change the world—or at least
your corner of it. When you earn the Girl Scout Gold Award, you will
design, plan and lead a Take Action project that will make a lasting
change for the better in your community and beyond.
The Benefits of Going Gold
Girl Scout Gold Award recipients do well in life! They rate their
general success in life significantly higher and report higher success
in reaching their goals within many areas.
Higher Education and Career
• Distinguish yourself in the college-admissions process
• Earn college scholarships
• Enter the military one rank higher
• Be seen as a role model and distinguished leader
• Master time management skills
• Make the world a better place
• Use your vision for change
• Tackle an issue, locally or globally
• Establish a lifetime network
• Create your community legacy by creating a sustainable solution to a problem