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Gold Award Girl Scouts: Issues of the world, meet your match.

Gold Award Girl Scouts

Issues of the world, meet your match. 

Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois is excited to announce that starting January 1st, 2020 the Gold Award process is moving to the online platform, GoGold 2.0. Girls going for their Gold Award will easily be able to build their proposal and write their final reports using GoGold. GoGold will guide you along each of the seven project steps and auto-save your progress as you go! To get started, register for your GoGold 2.0 online account at https://gogold.girlscouts.org/.

Gold Award Girl Scouts are the dreamers and the doers who take “make the world a better place” to the next level.

The Girl Scout Gold Award is the mark of the truly remarkable—proof that not only can she make a difference, but that she already has.

Seniors and Ambassadors who earn the Gold Award tackle issues that are dear to them and drive lasting change in their communities and beyond. Think of the Gold Award as a key that can open doors to scholarships, preferred admission tracks for college, and amazing career opportunities.

Girl Scout Gold Award pin

FREE Access to CollegeLab for Girl Scouts

Thinking about college? Now you can benefit from artificial intelligence and expert insight to ace the process and boost your chances of landing your dream schools.

Registered Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors are now eligible for FREE access to CollegeLab, an online platform that helps students manage the college application process and improve their chances of acceptance. Normally this service costs $99 annually, but now through our special partnership with CollegeLab, Girl Scouts can take advantage of it at no cost after meeting one of the following requirements:

  • Earned the Girl Scout Gold Award
  • Secured approval of their Gold Award proposal with their council
  • Earned (or currently earning) the Girl Scout Ambassador College Knowledge badge

Check it out - it's your time to say "Admission Accomplished!"

You can pursue your Girl Scout Gold Award if:

You're in high school (ninth through twelfth grade, or equivalent) 


You're registered as a Girl Scout Senior or Girl Scout Ambassador


You have completed two Senior or Ambassador Journeys OR earned the Girl Scout Silver Award and completed a Journey

You have completed GSSI's Gold Award Training

Girl Scout Gold Award Steps

Identify an issue


Investigate your issue thoroughly


Get help and build your team


Create a plan


Present your plan and gather feedback 


Take action


Educate and inspire

Working on your Girl Scout Gold Award project?  See our 2020-21 Girl Scout Gold Award Interview Schedule!