Identify an Issue
Use your values and skills to choose a community issue that you care about.
Girl Scout Gold Award Orientation
Girl Scout Gold Award orientation is a required step for Girl Scouts preparing to go Gold. This online training module will provide you with foundational knowledge about going Gold! You should complete this step before attending a Gold Award Workshop.
Parents/caregivers and co-leaders are encouraged to view the 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 a GS-NCCP staff member. They are designed to provide a hands-on experience as you get ready to go Gold. You’ll go through Steps 1-7 of the Gold Award process with a sample issue, utilizing GoGold, the Gold Award Proposal Rubric, and Your Guide to Going Gold to complete each step. We’ll mind map the sample issue to help you understand the process, as well as tackling how to ensure sustainability and track measurability – both of which are critically important to your project. Come ready to ask all your questions!
Workshops are hosted throughout the year across our footprint and virtually. Visit the Activities tab to register for an upcoming workshop.
Your Guide to Going Gold
Need help telling the difference between community service and 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? Your Guide to Going Gold is the resource you need to take you step-by-step through the Gold Award process, from writing a winning proposal to submitting a Gold-worthy final report.
Your Guide to Going Gold complements the Gold Award Orientation and the Gold Award Workshop, which is why you’ll receive a copy when you attend the Workshop. You can also download a copy to preview from this page!
Girl Scout Gold Award Proposal Rubric
The NEW Gold Award Proposal Rubric is a tool created by GSUSA to convey nationally consistent criteria for proposal review and approval. Use it as you build your Gold Award proposal to ensure that you meet the standards of a Gold Award Take Action Project. Your Gold Award Committee Liaison will share your proposal’s rubric scoring from the committee meeting to help you create the best possible project.
GSUSA Girl Scout Gold Award YouTube Videos
In these new videos, the 2019 National Gold Award Girl Scouts speak directly to other Girl Scouts, sharing best practices and focusing on how they actually earned their Gold Awards. You can find all these videos on GSUSA's Go For the Gold YouTube page.