Girl Scout Gold Award Process
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The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest award that Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts may earn. Earning the Gold Award requires a suggested 80 hours of planning and implementing a challenging, large-scale project that is innovative, engages others, and has a lasting impact on its targeted community with an emphasis on sustainability.
The Gold Award Process
The Girl Scout Gold Award requirements are in transition. Click here for information about the Transition. Regardless of which set of guidelines they choose, girls must follow that set of guidelines until they complete the project.
Journey Guidelines (mandatory for all bridging to a new level in 2010-2011 year)
Girl Scout Gold Award guidelines (Journey)
Girl Scout Gold Award Project Proposal (Journey)
Girl Scout Gold Award Project Final Report (Journey)
The outgoing process (only used if process begun under these guidelines)
Outgoing Girl Scout Gold Award guidelines
Outgoing Girl Scout Gold Award Project Proposal
Outgoing Girl Scout Gold Award Final Report
Upon completing the prerequisites (or near completion), girls must:
- Attend a Gold Award Workshop
- Formulate a project and complete the Gold Award Project Proposal paperwork
- Submit proposal to the council for committee review, interview, and approval
- Schedule a Gold Award Interview
Once the proposal is approved, the candidate may begin her project. Upon completion of the Gold Award project, girls must submit their Gold Award Project Final Report to the council for approval.
To qualify for participation inthe June ceremony, girls must meet the March 1 deadline for submitting their final report. If the project is completed and/or the paperwork is submitted after this date they will be eligible to participate in the following year’s ceremony. The last possible opportunity for a girl to complete her project and submit the Gold Award Final Report is September 30 of the year she graduates from high school. All Gold Award requirements must be met before bridging to Adult Girl Scouts.
The Gold Award Project
The Gold Award project is the culmination of all the work a girl puts into "going for the Gold." It is something that a girl can be passionate about—in thought, deed, and action. The project is something that fulfills a need within a girl's community (whether local or global), creates change, and hopefully, is something that becomes ongoing. The project is more than a good service project—it encompasses organizational, leadership, and networking skills.
Our Gold Award honorees are celebrated by family, friends, volunteers, staff, and special guests at this annual event. The 2011 GSGLA Gold Award Ceremony was held Saturday, June 30, 2012 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium.