Like the game Telephone, with each retelling, little facts about the Gold Award and how you earn one get confused and changed into something different. But there’s no reason to be intimidated by Girl Scouts’ highest award! It’s time for some myth-busting—here are eight things you may not know about the Gold Award:
The last step of the Gold Award is the Final Report: 10 questions that explore every aspect of her work. Luckily, our Gold Award Committee experts are here to lend guidance on the Final Report so that your Girl Scout can go for the Gold!
Whether your Girl Scouts are planning a Bronze, Silver, or Gold Award project, organizing a community service trip, or hoping to get into their perfect college, your girls can achieve their dreams with these tips on setting S.M.A.R.T.E.R. goals.
Girl Scout Journeys are a great way to help Girl Scouts build leadership skills, learn problem solving techniques, and understand how to work together.Learn how to tackle an entire Journey in one fun-filled weekend!
So your girl has chosen the topic for her Gold Award, identified a root cause, and identified a problem to solve. Now, it’s time to plan the project, and that means laying out a timeline and budget.
Camp Skylark Ranch Director Eliz “Apple” Adem spent a lot of time at Skylark Ranch as a Girl Scout, attending Service Unit Camporees and completing her Counselor-In-Training (CIT) Program, which inspired her to pursue her current career. She shares her experience with the CIT program, and why she believes that leadership training is so important for every Girl Scout’s development.
So you’re ready to start your Gold Award project plan—now what? More than a community service project, the Gold Award is based around a well-researched and sustainable Take Action Project. You’ll be taking an issue you’re passionate about and making a big difference on a local, national, or even global scale, and you’re in charge every step of the way. Where do you even begin?
Looking to write the perfect Gold Award project proposal? We’ve collected helpful insight from committee members who have evaluated hundreds of Gold Award projects! Get started on your path to Gold!
Is your girl finding applying to college exciting, but intense? The College Knowledge badge tackles applying to college one step at a time, so your girl can start her next chapter with confidence. Divided into five easy steps, this badge walks girls through their options, the admissions process, financial planning, and study and health habits so they can succeed after they get in!
Camping with older girls is a whole new experience. They’re more independent, and capable of handling much of the trip planning and set up. But they also have different needs, interests, and goals than they did when they camped as younger Girl Scouts. Check out these tips for a successful older girl camping trip.
With final exams, graduation, summer jobs, college preparation, and maybe even a Gold Award taking center stage, your graduating Ambassadors may not be thinking about how to stay involved in Girl Scouts after high school. But with these 4 steps, they can continue their Girl Scout legacy throughout their lives.
Investitures, bridging, and Court of Awards ceremonies: Girl Scouts has a long tradition of celebrating girls’ achievements. These ceremonies help girls feel that their work is noticed and appreciated, motivating them to keep working hard in the future. Here are some tips from Service Unit 605’s Judy on planning celebrations for your older Girl Scouts, especially those completing a Bronze, Silver, or Gold Award!