Girl Scout Gold Award

Some parents new to Girl Scouting are unaware that there is an equivalent to the Eagle Scout: the Girl Scout Gold Award. 

The Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouts, focuses on a Girl Scout Senior or Ambassador’s interests and personal journey through leadership skills, career explorations, reflection, and advocacy.

Some of the benefits of earning the Gold Award are:

  • High school seniors who have earned their Girl Scout Gold Award are eligible for one of 17 $1,000 educational scholarships awarded by GSCNC. For more more information, visit
  • An increasing number of colleges and universities have recognized the achievements leadership abilities of Girl Scout Gold Award recipients by establishing scholarship programs for them. Although Girl Scouts of the USA does not award scholarships to Girl Scout Gold Award recipients, GSUSA does publish the Scholarships for Girl Scouts Directory, which lists these schools. Copies of the directory are available at Girl Scout councils and online at
  • ƒ Girls who have earned the Girl Scout Gold Award often enter the four branches of the United States Armed Services at an advanced level and salary, having been recognized for their level of leadership shown in earning the Girl Scout Gold Award.
  • ƒ Girls completing their Girl Scout Gold Award may apply their service hours to the President’s Volunteer Service Awards.

For more information on how girls earn the Gold Award, visit

Download Adult Guides for the Gold Award here.

2011 Gold Awards

The prestigious Gold Award will be presented to 217 Girl Scouts from our Council at “In Your Honor,” May 15 at Trinity Washington University.

This year’s Gold Award projects throughout GSCNC  are documented in the 2011 Award Yearbook.

Eighteen graduating high school seniors will each receive a Girl Scout Gold Award Scholarship, an award of $1,000 to assist her with college expenses.


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