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Gold Award

Since 1916, Girl Scouts have been making meaningful, sustainable change in their communities and around the world. The Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest honor a Girl Scout can earn, acknowledges the power behind each recipient’s dedication to not only empowering and bettering herself, but also to making the world a better place for others. These young women are courageous leaders and visionary change makers. They are our future, and it looks bright!

Join a century of women who have done big things!

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

So you want to get started on your Gold Award? We can help!

The first step towards Gold is submitting your award project proposal. Ask questions, get project feedback and more by attending a free, "come and go" Gold Award Roundtable meeting hosted by our volunteer committee, or by taking a Gold Award Webinar!

Getting Started
Gold Award Applications

Troop Funds Agreement

To submit your application download and complete the 3 forms below:

Gold Award Project Proposal

Gold Award Project Timeline

Gold Award Project Budget Proposal

Once your project has been reviewed, you will be connected to a Gold Award Liaison to help you along the way!

Questions? Email us at or call (972) 349-2436.

During Your Project
Finishing Touches

Congratulations, we're so proud of you! Be sure to complete these forms to wrap everything up.

Gold Award Final Report
 Use this form to share the details of your project and information about what you learned with the Girl Scout Gold Award Committee.

Gold Award Final Project Timeline
     Using this table , document your step‐by‐step plan for how you reached your project goals.

Gold Award Final Project Budget

Gold Award Scholarships

Below is a compiled list of scholarship opportunities for graduating seniors. Be sure to check with us for the most recent information, or your guidance counselor, for more financial aid opportunities.

Questions? Email or call (972) 349-2436.

Collin County Master Gardeners Association
    Each year CCMGA offers one $2,000 scholarship to a student interested in the study of horticulture-related fields, and is available to graduating high school seniors who are verifiable Collin County residents.

Texas Elks State Association
    The Texas Elks State Association awards a $2,500 scholarship annually to one Texas graduating senior who has earned the Girl Scout Gold Award. The 2017 scholarship must be used at a Texas college, university or trade/vocational school during the 2017-2018 school year.

Society of Women Engineers
    The Dallas Section of the Society of Women Engineers offers scholarships to graduating seniors from area high schools who will be majoring in Engineering.

Mavs Scholarship Program, Presented by Century 21 Mike Bowman, Inc.
    The Dallas Mavericks, Wesley Matthews and Century 21 Mike Bowman, Inc. have teamed up to present the 7th annual Dallas Mavericks Scholarship Program to Metroplex high school seniors in financial need.

City of Dallas Mayor's Intern Program
    For rising high school juniors and seniors. You must attend a Dallas public high school to apply. Please let GSNETX know if a girl is selected - we have other connections to possibly make this program even more robust.

Elk's National    

GSNETX, Betty Richardson Scholarship

State Gold Award Scholarship - Application available in 2017

Girl Scouts of the USA

External Scholarship Opportunties

College Preparation

To support seniors through the college application process, Cedar Hill ISD, Dallas ISD, DeSoto ISD, Duncanville ISD, Grand Prairie ISD, Irving ISD, and Lancaster ISD are participating in a regional texting tool that will allow students and parents to receive reminders about college deadlines and give them the ability to text with college advisors.

About the Dallas County Texting Program

Dallas County Financial Aid Workshops
    Learn how to apply for financial aid at workshops around Dallas.