The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest award a girl member can earn. It requires Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors (grades 9-12) to dedicate a minimum of two years to complete all requirements. With the Girl Scout Leadership Experience as its core, the Girl Scout Gold Award challenges girls to identify issues about which they care deeply and plan and execute a Take Action Project that will leave a lasting impact on the benefiting community.
Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts (grades 9-12) may work towards/earn the Girl Scout Gold Award.
- Girl Scouts - Diamonds requires girls to submit the Gold Award Proposal/Application at least four weeks prior to the projected start date of the actual project. The four week period allows time for review and follow-up as necessary. It is the responsibility of each girl to make sure her application was received by the Council staff advisor.
- All Gold Award Applications will be reviewed and approved or denied by the Diamonds Gold Award Committee. Girls should wait for written approval from the committee or Council staff advisor before proceeding with their project.
- Upon approval of Gold Award project proposal, each girl will be assigned a Gold Award mentor to encourage her along the journey to Gold.
- Upon completion of project, girls should submit a Gold Award Final Report to Council staff advisor no later than February 15th in order to be recognized at spring ceremonies. It should be the responsibility of each girl to make sure her application was received by the council staff advisor.
Gold Award Resources