The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest award in Girl Scouting and is earned individually by Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors. Each girl’s Take Action project must encompass a suggested minimum of 80 hours to complete the Girl Scout Gold Award. The Gold Award Girl Scout has demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in the areas of leadership, community service, career planning, and personal development. The Girl Scout Gold Award generally takes two years to complete the requirements, which include completion of two Senior or ambassador Journeys; or earning the Silver Award as a Cadette and completing one Senior or ambassador Journey. It also requires each girl to present her Gold Award Project Proposal to the Gold Award Committee for approval before beginning work on her project; and then present her Final Report to the Committee.
The Gold Award Take Action Project is more than a service project because a girl uses her organizational, leadership, and networking skills to fulfill a need within her community or beyond. ••The Orientation course is designed for Girl Scouts and their Advisors to attend together. Parents are also encouraged to attend.••