The Girl Scout Gold Award is the most prestigious award in the world for girls. Reserved for Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts, it is the highest and most difficult of all our awards. The leadership skills, organizational skills, and sense of community and commitment that come from “going for the Gold” set the foundation for a lifetime of active citizenship.
Each year, less than 6% of all Girl Scouts will earn their Gold Award and in 100 years of our highest award, one million girls have earned it or its equivalent.
More than just a community service project, girls who pursue their Gold Award must demonstrate a higher commitment to improving their communities and advocating for sustainable change.
In the process of earning the Girl Scout Gold Award, girls not only develop sustainable solutions to some of society’s biggest challenges- for example, cleaning up our oceans, increasing girls’ access to education, and addressing public health issues- they grow more confident and strengthen skills that guide them toward success in both school and their future careers.
When a girl becomes a Gold Award Girl Scout, she feels the satisfaction that comes from working to support an issue she’s passionate about; she also gains an edge in applying for competitive scholarships and in the college admissions process.
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