Gold Award

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.

Join a century of women who have done big things. Learn more about Gold Award scholarships, the history of the Gold Award, and the benefits of going Gold. 


Before earning the Highest Award in Girl Scouting you’ll need to earn two Senior or Ambassador Journeys or Earn the GS Silver Award and earn 1 Journey.  Check! Let’s get started…

While working on the Gold Award, girls should uphold the Standards of Excellence and focus on Girl Scout Leadership Outcomes. Take a look at the seven GS Gold Award Steps and the standards of excellence that should be upheld.

The first step is submitting the Girl Scout Gold Award Project Proposal to GSNETX. Our Gold Award Volunteer Committee meets year round (the 1st Thursday of each month) to review proposals, keeping these things in mind.

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

You will be connected to a Gold Award Liaison, a volunteer to help you along the way!

Questions? Email us at or call 972.349.2436

A few templates that might be helpful during the project:

Congratulations!  Great Work!  We are so proud of you!  Complete these forms to wrap everything up.

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

Girl Scout 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


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