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Meet the 2020 Gold Award Girl Scouts

Gold Award Girl Scouts

Issues of the world, meet your match. 

Are you ready to make a difference in the world?

The Girl Scout Gold Award represents the highest achievement in Girl Scouts.

Open only to girls in high school, this prestigious award challenges you to change the world—or at least your corner of it. By the time you put the final touches on your seven-step project, you'll have solved a community problem—not only in the short term, but for years into the future—and you’ll be eligible for college scholarships.

Highest Awards Update

As we navigate a period of rapid changes connected to COVID-19, Girl Scouts of the USA is offering a three-month extension from 9/30/2020-12/31/2020 to provide flexibility for Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors earning Girl Highest Awards. This is particularly relevant for 5th grade Juniors, 8th grade Cadettes, and 12th grade Ambassadors who will bridge to the next PGL officially on Sept. 30, 2020, and who typically would be no longer eligible to earn their respective award.

We will work with all girls to help them make adjustments to their higher award projects as needed. Questions? Please email

You can also learn more about the Girl Scout Gold Award process by joining us for an upcoming Gold Award Virutal Roundtable.

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

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Get Started

The first step towards Gold is submitting your award project proposal. Ask questions, get project feedback and more by attending a Gold Award Roundtable meeting hosted by our volunteer committee.

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