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Girl Scout Gold Award

The Highest Honor a Girl Scout Senior or Ambassador Can Achieve!

 

Girl Scouts of Nassau County (GSNC) - Girl Scout Gold Award Since 1916, Girl Scout’s highest and most prestigious award has stood for excellence and leadership for girls everywhere. The Gold Award focuses on the interests of individual Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts. Gold Award distinction is recognized by a number of colleges with scholarship opportunities, and by an immediate rise of one rank in the U.S. military branches.

As a Girl Scout, you are part of a sisterhood, a global movement that comprises more than ten million girls worldwide who are using their talents to positively impact their communities.  With your talent and passion, you too can make changes in your community that can reach people around the world.

The Girl Scout Gold Award Take Action Project takes look at the root of the problem and try to find long-term solutions that will have an impact even after your initial work. Take the Take Action Quiz to find out how much you really know about Take Action projects, and start thinking of ways you can take the lead as a community advocate.

The Girl Scout Gold Award is designed to be accomplished during the high school years, and must be completed with the Final Report to Girl Scouts of Nassau County by September 30th following your high school graduation.

 

 

Prerequisites

 

Be a registered Girl Scout Senior or Ambassador (9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grades)

The completion of two Senior or Ambassador journeys (earning the Journey Awards, including the Journey Take Action Project) or having earned the Silver Award and completing one Senior or Ambassador journey.

 

 

 

Girl Scouts of Nassau County's (GSNC) Important Gold Award Dates and Deadlines

 

Deadline Date

Action

October 1

High School Seniors who intend to complete a Gold Award Project must file their Proposal with Council by this date.

April 1

Girls who intend to be part of the June Gold Award Ceremony must file their Final Report Form with Council by this date.

Mid- June

Usual date of our Council's Annual Gold Award Ceremony

September 30 of high school graduation year

Final paperwork for Gold Award must be received at Council. (End of membership year - you are now an adult!)

 

 

Gold Award Documents and Links

 

* Girl Scout Gold Award Guidelines for Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors - Girls should log hours spent on these activities.

* Projects Not Suitable for Gold Award

* Girl Scout Gold Award Project Log Sheet

* Girl Scout Gold Award Proposal Form

* Get the Gold Award Final Report Form - Your Gold Award Committee Mentor should be consulted before you complete the Final Report.

* Girl Scout Gold Award Adult Volunteer Guide

* Girl Scout Gold Award Adult Volunteer Check List

* Difference Between a Take Action Project and a Community Service Project

* Scholarships for Girl Scouts

* GSUSA Map It – Share your Gold Award Project

* Sample Girl Scout Take Action Projects

* Highest Awards - At a Glance

 

 

 

Overview of Girl Scout Gold Award Process

 

 

Girl Scouts of Nassau County

110 Ring Road West

Garden City, NY 11530

ATTN: Gold Award Committee

The Proposal should be received no less than 8 to 10 weeks prior to your planned Project start date.

 

 

 

 

 

Girl Scouts of Nassau County

110 Ring Road West

Garden City, NY 11530

ATTN: Jan Figueira

 

 

 

 

 

 

Questions About GSNC Gold Award

 

For more information on the Gold Award please contact Patte Conway: conwayp@gsnc.org.  To attend a “Take Action for the Gold Award” training, please register online, or check the latest issue of Possibilities.