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.
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You can pursue your Girl Scout Gold Award if:
You're in high school (ninth through twelfth grade, or
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
Girl Scout Gold Award Steps
1. Identify an Issue
2. Investigate your issue thoroughly
3. Get help and build your team
4. Create a plan
5. Present your plan and gather feedback
6. Take action
7. Educate and inspire
Please Note: The deadline for girls to complete their Gold Award follows the Girl Scout membership year and is September 30th
of the year after a girl graduates from high school, or her 18th birthday, whichever is later (after that, she is no longer officially a girl member of Girl Scouts).
Also, each year, Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia hosts awards ceremonies in early May where we honor girls who have earned the Girl Scout Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards during the previous year. In order to be recognized at that ceremony, a girl must submit her Final Report paperwork to the council by March 15th. If a girl finishes after the March 15th deadline, she will be recognized at the following year’s ceremony.