National Gold Award Scouts
Every year, ten exceptionally inspiring Gold Award Girl Scouts are chosen by GSUSA as National Gold Award Scouts.
This honor is given to Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors whose Gold Award projects demonstrated extraordinary leadership, had a measurable and sustainable impact, and addressed a local challenge related to a national and/or global issue. These young women are taking matters into their own hands, generating much-needed change!
How are the National Gold Award Scouts chosen?
The nomination process begins in March with each council nominating three Gold Award Girl Scouts before April 30. Councils select their top three Gold Award Girl Scouts using GoGold Online. Girl Scouts who would like their councils to consider nominating them as a National Gold Award Scouts are required to use GoGold Online.
GSUSA then ensures a rigorous review process, during which each application is thoroughly evaluated by GSUSA staff and an external panel of trusted partners. Once the list is narrowed, GSUSA's internal National Gold Award Scouts team selects the top ten.