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.