The Gold Award is a standout accomplishment of Senior or Ambassador Girl Scouts who develop and carry out meaningful, sustainable solutions to challenges in their communities and the world.
Girl Scouts who pursue their Gold Award aspire to transform an idea and vision for change into an accomplishment with measurable, sustainable, and far-reaching results.
It’s not only Girl Scouts who understand the value of the Gold Award. Many universities and colleges offer scholarships unique to Gold Award Girl Scouts.
Gold Award Girl Scouts are entitled to enlist at a higher pay grade when joining the U.S. Armed Forces.
Here’s how your office can recognize Gold Award Girl Scouts in your district/state:
Send a congratulatory letter (DOC) along with a certificate (DOC). (Certificates may be purchased in U.S. House and Senate stationery shops.)
Issue a press release (DOC) to publicize your support and spread the word about the inspiring accomplishments of girls who have earned their Gold Awards.
Invite a Gold Award Girl Scout to visit you in your DC or district office for a photo op and personal congratulations.
Contact your local Girl Scout council to ask about participating in its ceremony to honor Gold Award Girl Scouts.
For information about Gold Award Girl Scouts in your state or district, contact your local council(s) and ask to speak to the staff person who oversees the Gold Award. (Please note that some districts and states may be covered by two or more councils.)
If you need assistance locating your local Girl Scout council, please email us or call 202-659-3780.
Girl Scout Gold Award details
Girl Scout Alum fact sheet (PDF)
The Girl Scout Gold Award Advantage: The Girl Scout Alum Difference (PDF)
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