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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 mark of the truly remarkable—proof that not only can she make a difference, but that she already has.

Girl Scout Gold Award: The mark of the truly remarkable.

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 careers.

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Girl Scout Gold Award Requirements:

  • You're in grades 9–12 (or equivalent)
  • You're a registered Girl Scout Senior or Ambassador
  • You've 1) completed two Senior or Ambassador Journeys or 2) earned your Girl Scout Silver Award and completed a Journey

Gold Award Resources:

Are You Ready to Be a Gold Award Girl Scout?
Here's what you need to do:
  • Identify an issue.
    Use your values and skills to choose a community issue that you care about.
  • Investigate it thoroughly.
    Use your sleuthing skills to learn everything you can about the issue you've identified.
  • Get help and build your team.
    Form a team to support your efforts and help you take action.
  • Create a plan.
    Identify the root cause of an issue, and then create a plan to tackle it.
  • Present your plan and gather feedback.
    Submit your project proposal form to Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan (GSSEM) for approval through GoGold Online.
  • Take action.
    Lead your team and carry out your plan.
  • Educate and inspire.
    Tell your story and share your results.
You're ready!

Please contact Leatrice Thompson at or 313-870-2572 to get set up with everything you'll need before starting your Gold Award application and then create your account at GoGold Online.

Going Gold Pays Off

A Gold Award Girl Scout's achievements prime her for the fast track when it comes to college admissions, and make her an outstanding candidate for academic scholarships and other financial awards.

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