You're in high school (ninth through twelfth grade, or equivalent)
We’ve got several resources to support you in creating a winning proposal.
Girl Scout Gold Award Orientation
Girl Scout Gold Award orientation is the necessary first step for girls preparing to go Gold. This online training module will provide you with foundational knowledge about going Gold! Girls should complete this step prior to registering for a Gold Award Workshop.
As of February 1, 2020, girls pursuing the Girl Scout Gold Award (submitting a proposal after January 1, 2019) are required to complete our Girl Scout Gold Award Orientation.
Parents/caregivers and co-leaders are encouraged to view the online orientation to gain helpful information about the Girl Scout Gold Award requirements, paperwork, submission and approval process.
Girl Scout Gold Award Workshop
Once you’ve completed the orientation, take a deep dive into the Gold Award process, at a Girl Scout Gold Award Workshop. This is the perfect place to really dig into your Gold Award!
Each workshop is facilitated by a Gold Award committee member or GS-NCCP staff member and designed to provide a hands-on experience for girls going Gold. We’ll take you through steps 1-7 of the Gold Award process utilizing GoGold and our sample community issue. New to mind mapping, no worries! We’ll mind map our sample issue to help you get your feet wet. Got questions about ensuring sustainability or tracking measurability, both critically important to your project? We’ll tackle both of these topics as well as establishing a global impact. Go ahead, bring all your questions!
Workshops are hosted throughout the year across our footprint. Visit the Activities tab to register for an upcoming workshop.
A Girl's Guide to Going Gold
Need help differentiating between a community service project and a Take Action project or need a better understanding of how to build your team? Have questions about money-earning or grant writing? Need a checklist to be sure you’ve completed all the requirements? We've got you covered! A Girl’s Guide to Going Gold is a robust resource that walks you step-by-step through the Gold Award process from writing a winning proposal to submitting a gold-worthy final report. Some of the additional topics include:
- Benefits of Going Gold
- 7 Steps to Gold
- Budget Planning Guide
- Opportunities for Gold Award Girl Scouts
A Girl’s Guide to Going Gold complements the Gold Award Orientation and the Gold Award workshop, which is why you’ll receive a copy of this resource when you attend a hands-on Workshop. Alternatively, you can download a copy to preview here!
GSUSA Girl Scout Gold Award Youtube Videos
In these new videos, the 2019 National Gold Award Girl Scouts will speak directly, girl-to-girl, sharing their best practices, and focusing on how they actually did their Gold Awards.
The first Gold Award video is now available for girls to view on the GSUSA YouTube page. This video reviews the five key elements of a successful Gold Award and what those really mean for Girl Scouts.
Bookmark this channel and visit it often, more Gold Award videos coming soon!