And the Gold Award has changed their lives dramatically, empowering them as change-makers. See their stories.
lead on campus.
Through earning the Gold Award, girls develop essential leadership and life skills that will contribute to their success in college, career, and life.
A Gold Award Girl Scout channels her leadership, passion, work ethic, and creativity toward developing innovative solutions to society’s most pressing challenges.
Through the years, Gold Award Girl Scouts have worked to:
Curb plastic pollution
A Gold Award Girl Scout commits to a cause beyond herself, leading the charge to tackle significant issues in her community. Along the way, she becomes a proven leader who is primed to contribute to her campus community, take action to address key issues, and step up as an excellent team player.
Let your community know!
Share with your family, friends, and neighbors.
Solving the world’s biggest problems
Gold Award Girl Scouts
Gold Award Girl Scouts also earn more throughout their careers than other women.*
Look for Gold Award Girl Scouts in your application pool. They’re the engaged learners and valuable community members you’ll want on your campus.
*Source: The Power of the Girl Scout Gold Award: Excellence in Leadership and Life
Gold Award Girl Scouts are prepared for college and beyond.
Offer girls at your school additional community engagement/service hours for the time they commit to earning their Girl Scout Gold Award.
Issues of the world, meet your match.
Ability to identify problems…
Gold Award Girl Scouts not only have access to scholarships dedicated specifically to them—they have a competitive advantage when applying for scholarships overall.
Support menstrual equity in schools
stigma around mental health
Girls who earn the Gold Award stand out in college admissions, gain valuable life skills, and drive positive change in the world. As educators, you can help them as they work toward the world’s most prestigious award for girls—setting them up for lifelong success.
The Gold Award is a shining example of what a girl can achieve while working toward high school graduation. With college on the horizon, she stands out on her applications as a dedicated individual driven by purpose.
Promote girls’ involvement in STEM
Gold Award Girl Scouts rate their general success in life significantly higher than other women*. They also report greater success in reaching their educational and career goals. In other words, they become the engaged, high-achieving alums that colleges hope to help produce.
Gold Award Girl Scouts are girls in high school whose desire to create lasting change in the world puts them in a class by themselves. Gold Award Girl Scouts are confident young women poised to reach their goals in higher education, career, and life. They make ideal college applicants who are ready to lead on campus.
These girls have changed the world.
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94% of Gold Award Girl Scouts feel they have had success in education.
…and develop solutions
Gold Award Girl Scouts create measurable, sustainable, and far-reaching impact by making a remarkable commitment to issues that are important to them. Their efforts reflect a stunning ability to drive meaningful change.
High School Educators
Expand public awareness of human trafficking