Gold Award

Gold Award

The highest achievement in Girl Scouting

The Gold Award project should meet an expressed need in the surrounding community, therefore encouraging girls to reach out beyond the Girl Scouting community. The project provides an opportunity for girls to enhance their leadership skills, career interests, and personal values. Completion of the Gold Award allows young women to become a member of the group who has received the highest recognition within the Girl Scouting organization.


The requirements for applying to earn your Girl Scout Gold Award are simple. You must:

  • Be in 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grades
  • Be a registered Girl Scout Senior or Ambassador
  • Have completed two Senior or Ambassador Journeys OR have earned the Girl Scout Silver Award and completed one Journey
    Need help completing your Journey prerequisites? Click here for upcoming Journey programs

Steps for Gold Award Success

Go for Gold Training (Recommended)

We recommend that Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts attend Go for Gold training before starting any aspect of their Gold Award project.  Please Note: For leaders/advisors to attend, they must be accompanied by the girls. No walk-ins. You must register for training. 




August 23 6 - 7 PM Commack
October 5 6 - 7 PM Commack
November 17 6 - 7 PM Riverhead
February 8, 2017 6 - 7 PM Commack
March 15 6 - 7 PM Edey
April 5 6 - 7 PM Commack
May 10 6 - 7 PM Edey

Register Online

GSUSA Gold Award Registration

Effective immediately, all Gold Award candidates must register for Girl Scouts' Go Gold at

In addition, you must complete GSSC's Gold Award Project Hours form which is a part of the Girl Scouts' Go Gold registration.

Review Process

Once you have completed these first few steps, our Gold Award team will review each candidate's registration and proposal.

You will be contacted by our Gold Award team with any questions or clarifications to continue your journey, including scheduling an in-person interview with a Gold Award mentor.

Gold Award Interview 

You will be emailed a link to schedule an appointment. Appointments are scheduled at 15 minute intervals. All interviews will be conducted at the Main Office in Commack unless noted otherwise.

Available Dates - 2017

February 8 March 15 April 5
May 10 May 11  - Riverhead June 21

Final Report

After your interview, you will work on your project and communicate with your Gold Award mentor as you continue on this journey to Gold. Once your project is completed, you will fill out a Final Report form on what you did, everything you learned, etc. 

From here, you will become part of this prestigious group of young women who are changing the world!


Girl Scout Promise

On my honor, I will try: To serve God and my country, To help people at all times, And to live by the Girl Scout Law.