Passionate about an issue and want to make a difference—in a big way? The Girl Scout Gold Award is for you! Open to Girl Scout Seniors (grades 9–10) and Ambassadors (grades 11–12), this is the most prestigious award in Girl Scouts.
This award is difficult to earn, but once you’ve earned it, your rate for success in life and your ability to reach any goal will soar. Colleges, employers, your peers, and your community will see that you have what it takes to get big things done!
Steps to Earn the Gold Award
Earning the Girl Scout Gold Award involves the time to complete a Journey/Silver Award (step 1), and then a suggested minimum of 80 hours to complete steps 2-9.
Girl Scouts River Valleys' approval is needed prior to beginning your project. Girls wishing to do their Gold Award and who are in twelfth grade need to submit their proposals by May 1 of their graduation year to ensure timely processing and approval of projects before they begin.
Money-Earning for Your Project
If you will be earning more than $100 for your project, be sure to complete the Money-Earning Project Approval Form (PDF). You can find more information on money-earning for Gold Award projects in your award guidelines.