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Gold Award Girl Scouts

Gold Award Girl Scouts are the dreamers and the doers who take “make the world a better place” to the next level.

The Girl Scout Gold Award is the mark of the truly remarkable—proof that not only can she make a difference, but that she already has.

Seniors and Ambassadors who earn the Gold Award tackle issues that are dear to them and drive lasting change in their communities and beyond. Think of the Gold Award as a key that can open doors to scholarships, preferred admission tracks for college, and amazing career opportunities.

Get inspired! Check out GSGLA's 2022 Gold Award Yearbook below.

Girl Scout Gold Award pin
Girl Scout Gold Award pin
Girl Scout Gold Award pin
Girl Scout Gold Award pin
Girl Scout Gold Award pin
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Girl Scout Gold Award pin
Girl Scout Gold Award pin

You can pursue your Girl Scout Gold Award if...

You're in high school (ninth through twelfth grade, 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

Gold Award Steps

Identify an issue


Investigate your issue thoroughly


Get help and build your team


Create a plan


Present your plan and gather feedback 


Take action


Educate and inspire

Gold Award Scholarships

There are several fantastic scholarship opportunities exclusively for Gold Award Girl Scouts. Explore and learn more.



Isabella Gold Award Scholarship

On behalf of the entire GSGLA council, we would like to congratulate Isabella D. (Izzy) on being selected as one of the recipients of the 2022 Girl Scouts of the USA Gold Award Scholarship! The GSUSA Gold Award Scholarship recognizes one outstanding Gold Award Girl Scout per council who has demonstrated extraordinary leadership to drive lasting change in their community and beyond. 

Izzy’s Gold Award Project addressed how first responders can effectively interact with the developmentally disabled (DD) during critical incidents. She conducted comprehensive research and shared findings with the training directors at Long Beach Search and Rescue (LBSR), who then began utilizing her findings and recommendations when training new and experienced first responders. To enhance the presentation experience and increase awareness during training sessions, liaisons from the Down 4 Dance non-profit program, Long Beach Unified School District-Special Education, and Best Buddies International were invited to discuss symptoms and common evidenced-based strategies to de-escalate critical incidents with the DD population.

We are so incredibly proud of Isabella’s Gold Award Project! Congratulations, Izzy! We can’t wait to see what more you will achieve!