THE GIRL SCOUT GOLD AWARD
The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest and most prestigious award that Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors can earn. Since 1916, the Gold Award has stood for excellence and leadership for girls everywhere.
Fulfilling the requirements for the Girl Scout Gold Award starts with completing two Girl Scout Senior or Ambassador Journeys or having earned the Silver Award and completing one Senior or Ambassador Journey. Each Journey you complete gives you the skills you need to plan and implement your Take Action project.
After you have fulfilled the Journey(s) requirement, 80 hours is the suggested minimum hours for the steps: identifying an issue, investigating it thoroughly, getting help and building a team, creating a plan, presenting your plan, gathering feedback, taking action and educating and inspiring others.
Gold Award projects are typically challenging, large-scale projects that are innovative, engage others, and have a lasting impact on the targeted community with a plan for sustainability. The suggested minimum hours are not a rule; they are a guide for you to plan your time in achieving your goal.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/GSK.Gold/ is a private Facebook group that is a place for girls who are working on or thinking about starting their Gold Award to bounce ideas off each other and ask questions about the process.
Guidelines and Paperwork
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Project plans and final reports should be submitted to Terri Tock, GSLE Program Specialist at the Louisville/Metro Program and Learning Center – 2115 Lexington Road, Louisville, KY 40206.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING DATES AND PLANNING FOR SUBMITTING YOUR PROJECT PLAN & FINAL REPORT
Gold Award plans and finals are approved by the GSK’s volunteer Gold Award Committee
- Project plans are reviewed year round
- Final reports are reviewed in September and March of each year
Girls working on the Girl Scout Gold Award have until 9/1 of the year they graduate from high school to submit their final report. They will be recognized at the following Spring Awards Ceremonies.
- The official’ Girl Scout year for membership is October 1st through September 30th each year (even if they turn 18 during their senior year in high school), as of 10/1, they are officially registered as adult members.
- The reason the deadline is 9/1 is to give the Gold Award Committee time to review their final report while they are still registered as girl members.
Gold Award final reports are reviewed and approved AFTER 9/1 and 3/1. A member of the Gold Award Committee contacts each GIRL directly via telephone prior to official notification through the mail.
Final Reports are reviewed twice a year. The deadline to submit for review is March 1st and September 1st. All reports must be received by March 1st in order for them to be reviewed and approved in time to be included in that year's annual meeting presentation and cluster celebrations.
Finals can be submitted at any time
- finals received after March 1st will be reviewed the following September
- finals received after September 1st will be reviewed the following March
QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR GOLD AWARD PROJECT?
Contact Terri Tock email@example.com
· Direct Line: 502-276-9732; Cell: 502-882-0475
· 502-636-0900 ext, 22900 / 888-771-5170
Or you can email the Gold Award Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org
Or contact any of the members of the GSK Gold Award Committee listed below:
Gold Award Committee Members
You can contact any committee member for questions about your project.