side menu icon

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. 

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 at least one 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


Educate and inspire

Here’s How to Go Gold

1. Getting Started

1. Let us know if you are planning to earn your Gold Award by filling out your Girl Award Intent Form!

2. Take the Gold Award Online Training.

3. Review the Girl Gold Award Guide.

2. Taking Action

4. Create a GoGold Online account and complete steps 1-5.

5. Upload proposal supplements:

6. Submit your project proposal.

The Gold Award Coordinator will contact you regarding scheduling your interview with the Gold Award Committee to present your initial proposal for approval. You must submit your initial proposal by the 15th of the month prior to your interview date.

Feel free to share the Adult Gold Award Guide with your project advisor, troop leader and parent/guardian.

3. Wrapping Up

7. Submit your final report:

  • Complete steps 6-7 on GoGold Online.
  • Conduct your final Gold Award Committee interview.

8. Recognitions:

All final proposals must be completed online by September 30 of the calendar year you are graduating from high school. However, if you wish to participate in the current year Girl Awards ceremony, you must:

  • Finish your project and submit all required hard copy forms and the online submission, including the Gold Award Bio Form by February 15, and
  • Complete your final interview by the second Saturday in March of the current year.

Final proposals received and approved after February 15 will be recognized at the following year’s ceremony.

Gold Award Forms and Resources

Gold Award Workshops

Spend the afternoon brainstorming ideas for a Gold Award Project. Learn the steps involved in earning the Gold Award and talk with a recent Gold Award recipient about her experience and the importance of earning the Gold Award.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019
1-3 p.m.
Hilltop House
1020 Hilltop Rd, Lincoln
Register by Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Can’t make it? We will provide an interactive and fun workshop that prepares you for your Gold Award journey. To request a workshop, please use this form.

Social Media and Your Gold Award

Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska supports the efforts of girls pursuing their Gold Award to secure funding via online avenues, such as Facebook and reputable crowd sourcing sites. To that end, the council will co-sponsor Facebook events for girls working on their Gold Award. The council also will promote a Gold Award applicants’ GoFundMe page, or similar effort, with one post on the council’s primary social media platforms. To arrange a social media promotion, please contact Shannon.

2019 Gold Award Recipients

Meet Spirit of Nebraska's 2019 Gold Award Girl Scouts and be inspired by their Take Action projects.