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
You can pursue your Girl Scout Gold Award if:
You're in high school (ninth through twelfth grade, or
You're registered as a Girl Scout Senior or Girl Scout
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
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.
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.