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Gold Award Girl Scouts: Issues of the world, meet your match.

Gold Award Girl Scouts

Issues of the world, meet your match. 

Gold Award Girl Scouts are the dreamers and the doers who take “make the world a better place” to the next level.

The Girl Scout Gold Award is the the mark of the truly remarkable—proof that not only can she make a difference, but that she already has.

Seniors and Ambassadors who earn the Gold Award tackle issues that are dear to them and drive lasting change in their communities and beyond. Think of the Gold Award as a key that can open doors to scholarships, preferred admission tracks for college, and amazing career opportunities.

Girl Scout Gold Award pin
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 a 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


Before you start your project attend training! 

This training will help guide you, and your advisor, on your journey toward earning the Girl Scout Gold Award. You all will learn about the requirements, the new online portal, timing of your projects, and deadlines.  

Training is MANDATORY for any girl who wishes to pursue earning the Girl Scout Gold Award.

Cost: $5

See calendar for upcoming Girl Scout Gold Award Trainings.


Dianne Belk Gold Award Scholarships

Earning the Girl Scout Gold Award also qualifies you to apply for the Girl Scouts Heart of the South Dianne Belk Gold Award Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded based on achievement in Girl Scouting, academics, leadership, and extracurricular activities. The Dianne Belk Gold Award Scholarship is a one-time scholarship of $1,000.  Two scholarships are available.

The Girl Scouts Heart of the South Gold Award Scholarships are one-time scholarships of $1,000.

The application is due March 15 each year.

Visit our Scholarships page to find out about additonal scholarship opportunities.