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 Become a Gold
Award Girl Scout
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 of Northern California's 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
Girl Scouts can finance or obtain needed materials for their Gold
Award projects in a number of ways, including by participating in
Product Program. Before starting out, you are responsible for
reviewing money-earning and donation requirements on pages 16-17 of
our GSNorCal Gold Award packet.
Our Council’s money-earning application can be found here.
Our Council’s donation form can be found here.
Learn more about Gold Award scholarships, the history of the Gold
Award, and the benefits of going Gold from Girl
Scouts of the USA. Still have questions? Contact us!
Gold Award Resources
Did you know? Gold Award Girl Scouts have the opportunity to apply
for the annual GSUSA Gold Award Scholarship in the year after they
complete their Award. Each year, one Girl Scout from GSNorCal will
receive this prestigious scholarship. Will it be you?