GIRL SCOUTS' Highest Awards
Girl Scouts are eligible to earn three national Girl Scout leadership Awards - Bronze, Silver and Gold.
The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest leadership award that Girl Scouts can earn. Gold Award candidates in grades 9 - 12 must design and carry out a significant service project that makes a lasting impact in the community. To complete the award’s rigorous requirements, a Girl Scout must possess outstanding skills in leadership, organization and networking.
Girls who earn the prestigious Girl Scout Gold Award are highly esteemed by their peers and the community. They receive special consideration for college/university acceptance, consideration for scholarships and advanced entry into military service.
In 2012, 154 Orange County Girl Scouts earned their Gold Awards, demonstrating outstanding leadership, character, and personal commitment to making their communities a better place. This represents 8% of eligilble Girl Scouts, which is higher than the national average. Congratulations to the 2012 Gold Award Girl Scouts!
Earning the Leadership Awards
In August 2009, Girl Scouts of the USA released new guidelines for earning the Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards. Girl Scouts in Orange County beginning work on the Gold Award after October 1, 2011 are required to use the new guidelines. The new guidelines are found in The Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting for each Girl Scout level: Junior, Cadette, Senior and Ambassador.
Visit the national website for more information about Girl Scouts Highest Awards. GSUSA provides Girl Guidelines, FAQs, and Adult Guides for all the Highest Awards.*
* NOTE: GSOC encourages girls to use the local council form for submitting the Girl Scout Gold Award Project Proposal. Click the Guidelines for Girls link above to download the council packet and forms.
Girls participate in an interview to obtain approval before they begin their Gold Award project.
View Dates to Remember for the current schedule of application deadlines.
View 2013 Portrait Days for the current schedule of Gold Award picture days.
View Project Proposal Meetings for the current schedule of meeting dates.
Girl Scout Bronze Award Requirements – for Juniors, Grades 4-5
Journey Path (required after Oct. 1, 2011)
Junior Badge Book requirements (see pages 202-203)
Download Gold Award Pin Request Order Form and Information
Download the Miniature Gold Award Parent Pin Order Form
Download Gold Award Fact Sheet
Download Gold Award Brochure
Disney Scholarship Opportunity for High School Seniors
VIEW A LIST OF ORANGE COUNTY GIRL SCOUTS WHO HAVE EARNED THEIR GOLD AWARD