Gold Award

Gold Award

Gold Award Workshop

The Gold Award Workshop is required for all Girl Scouts hoping to earn their Gold Award. The workshop outlines the seven steps to earn the Girl Scout Gold Award, which is the highest award a Girl Scout can earn. A Girl Scout can complete this online Gold Award Workshop in her troop/group setting or on her own. The workshop includes interactive activities and lasts approximately 1 hour. The Gold Award Workshop is also offered as an in-person course. Please refer to our calendar or contact goldaward@gsvsc.org for upcoming session information.

Course Materials

This training requires high speed internet access. For optimal experience, please use an internet connection that supports at least 3 megabytes per second; dial-up connections will most likely not support this program. Please use Chrome or Safari for best results.

This workshop does include interactive activities, so please have paper and writing utensils (pencils, markers, crayons OR colored pencils) available during the workshop. This workshop does include audio, but if your computer does not have speakers, you can enable the Closed Captioning (subtitles) option. We will provide all information covered after the session for your convenience.

More Information About Earning the GS Gold Award

Becoming an Adult Volunteer

Submit a Volunteer Application

All volunteers must have a Volunteer Application on file with Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council. The Volunteer Application is valid for 3 years.

 

Register as an Adult Girl Scout Member

To register, follow these instructions. If applying for financial assistance, online registration is not permitted.

 

How to Apply for Financial Assistance – Adult Member

Financial Assistance for an adult member covers his/her annual membership registration fee and the cost of one activity/event, if that adult volunteer is required to attend per the girl-to-adult ratios in Volunteer Essentials. To apply for Financial Assistance, complete Financial Assistance Application and membership registration form. Submit via e-mail to membership@gsvsc.org or mail to Council Headquarters at:

Registrar – Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council

3663 Peters Creek RD NW

Roanoke, VA 24019

 

Complete Gs101 Training

All Leaders/Co-leaders must complete GS101 Training. GS101Training will give you an overview of the Girl Scouting program. GS101 is an online training presented by GSUSA;
he course lasts approximately 45 minutes. Click here to begin your training!

Information for Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors

My Gold Award Website – Online Application

We recommend completing your Gold Award Application online! Log on and register today at girlscouts.org/mygoldaward/.

You will submit your Project Proposal after Step 5. There is an option to upload additional documents; GSVSC encourages you to upload your budget, timeline, and any additional resources to help bring your project to life for the Gold Award Committee reviewing your Proposal!

You will submit your Final Report after Step 7. There is an option to upload additional documents. Be sure to include a note of completion from your Project Advisor. This note, stating you have finished your project, from you advisor is required. You should also upload as many resources as you can: newspaper articles, pictures, final plans, budgets, and timelines. This is your chance to show the Gold Award Committee all the work you’ve done!

 

GSVSC.org/forms – Paper Application

You must complete the Gold Award Project Proposal and submit it to Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council. If you are not using the online application process, you can find the Project Proposal Form at www.gsvsc.org/forms. Don’t forget to include your budget, timeline, and any other resources you have to bring your Project Proposal to life for the Gold Award Committee Member! We encourage Girl Scouts to complete their Gold Award Application online at girlscouts.org/mygoldaward/.

To earn credit for the Gold Award, you must submit the Gold Award Final Report Form. If you are not using the online application process, you can find the Final Report Form at www.gsvsc.org/forms. Be sure to include a note of completion from your Project Advisor. This note, stating you have finished your project, from you advisor is required. You should also upload as many resources as you can: newspaper articles, pictures, final plans, budgets, and timelines. This is your chance to show the Gold Award Committee all the work you’ve done! We encourage Girl Scouts to complete their Gold Award Application online at http://girlscouts.org/mygoldaward/.

 

Gold Award Guidelines

Hey Girl Scouts! This booklet is just for you. Print it out or save it to a computer for reference later.

 

Highest Awards Website

Check out this website for more information about Highest Awards, including the Bronze, Silver, and Gold Award!

 

Which Journey should I complete?

You must complete 2 Senior or Ambassador Journeys OR complete 1 Senior or Ambassador Journey and earn your Silver Award before starting your Gold Award. Go to this Volunteer Essentials website to learn more about the Journeys at the Senior and Ambassador levels. You can also learn more about the Journeys in Volunteer Essentials or at this website.

 

GSVSC Calendar

Be sure to check out the Council Calendar; there may be program opportunities that will help you complete a Journey!

 

Tell me about other Gold Award projects.

Girl Scouts come up with the best ideas for their Gold Award projects! Use this website to explore some of the ideas around the globe.

Information for Adult Volunteers

Gold Award Guidelines

This booklet can be used by Girl Scouts or their adult volunteer. It outlines the seven steps to earn the Gold Award clearly and provides helpful examples

 

Required Paperwork

All the forms you need to submit for the Bronze Award project can be found at www.gsvsc.org/forms/. Keep the following forms in mind:

If your Girl Scout(s) needs to earn additional funds to carry out her project, you
need to complete the Notification of Application for Additional Money-Earning Projects (#2131). To
host an Additional Money-Earning Project, Girl Scouts must have participated in both
Council-sponsored product sales that membership year. For more information about
Money-Earning Basics, check out Volunteer Essentials.

Prior to starting her project, your Girl Scout(s) must complete the Gold Award Project Proposal and submit it to Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council. You can find the Project Proposal Form at www.gsvsc.org/forms. We encourage Girl Scouts to complete their Gold Award Application online at http://girlscouts.org/mygoldaward/.

To earn credit for the Gold Award, she must submit the Gold Award Final Report Form. You can find the Project Proposal Form at www.gsvsc.org/forms. We encourage Girl Scouts to complete their Gold Award Application online at http://girlscouts.org/mygoldaward/.

 

Gold Award Guidelines for Adults

This booklet is designed just for you and guides you as you mentor your Girl Scouts along their Gold Award adventure!

 

Highest Awards Website

Check out this website for more information about Highest Awards, including the Bronze, Silver, and Gold Award! You can also find Frequently Asked Questions answered here.

 

Tell me more about Girl Scout Journeys.

You must complete 2 Senior or Ambassador Journeys OR complete 1 Senior or Ambassador Journey and earn your Silver Award before starting your Gold Award. Go to this website to learn more about the Journeys at the Senior and Ambassador levels. You can also learn more about the Journeys in Volunteer Essentials or at this website. We encourage you to take Lesson 3 of Girl Scouting 103 to learn more about how to implement the Journeys with your Girl Scout Juniors.

 

GSVSC Calendar

Be sure to check out the Council Calendar; there may be program opportunities that will help your Juniors complete a Journey!

 

Need some ideas?

Use this website to explore some of the ideas around the globe. Remember, the Bronze Award should be girl-led. Girl Scout Juniors should come up with their project together; when they dig into Step 3- Explore Your Community they will come up with good ideas.

Questions?

See answers to our most Frequently Asked Questions below!

We have a Gold Award Committee Member for you!

Your Gold Award Committee Member lives in your geographic area and will review the Project Proposal and Final Report. They are available for your questions!

We have a supportive staff member for you!

Your Program Manager is a staff member with Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council eager to assist you with all your Gold Award needs. Contact GoldAward@gsvsc.org or (540) 777-5100 for general inquiries. Submit Gold Award Proposals and Final Reports to GoldAward@gsvsc.org.

Gold Award Guidelines

This booklet can be used by Girl Scouts or their adult volunteer. It outlines the seven steps to earn the Gold Award clearly and provides helpful examples.

We recommend that girls stay organized and keep track of their ideas, contact information, appointments, and plans with the Girl Scout Gold Award Tools and Resources.

This toolkit includes a standards of excellence tracking sheet, tips, planning guides, and advice to help with each step of your Take Action project. Use these tools as you need them and don't forget that their journey(s) include tools and ideas too!

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

Girl Scout Gold Award Steps

Step 1.   Identify an issue
Step 2.   Investigate your issue thoroughly
Step 3.   Get help and build your team
Step 4.   Create a plan
Step 5.   Present your plan and gather feedback
Step 6.   Take action
Step 7.   Educate and inspire

Required Paperwork

All the forms you need to submit for the Gold Award project can be found at www.gsvsc.org/forms. Keep the following forms in mind:

If your Girl Scout(s) needs to earn additional funds to carry out her project, you need to complete the Notification of Application for Additional Money-Earning Projects (#2131). To host an Additional Money-Earning Project, Girl Scouts must have participated in both Council-sponsored product sales that membership year. For more information about Money-Earning Basics, check out Volunteer Essentials.

Prior to starting her project, your Girl Scout(s) must complete the Gold Award Project Proposal and submit it to Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council. You can find the Project Proposal Form at www.gsvsc.org/forms. We encourage Girl Scouts to complete their Gold Award Application online at www.girlscouts.org/mygoldaward.

To earn credit for the Gold Award, she must submit the Gold Award Final Report Form. You can find the Project Proposal Form at www.gsvsc.org/forms. We encourage Girl Scouts to complete their Gold Award Application online at www.girlscouts.org/mygoldaward.

The Gold Award Application Process

My Gold Award Website Online Application 

We recommend completing your Gold Award Application online! Log on and register today at www.girlscouts.org/mygoldaward. You will submit your Project Proposal after Step 5. There is an option to upload additional documents. GSVSC encourages you to upload your budget, timeline, and any additional resources to help bring your project to life for the Gold Award Committee reviewing your Proposal!

You will submit your Final Report after Step 7. There is an option to upload additional documents. Be sure to include a note of completion from your Project Adviser. This note, stating you have finished your project, from you adviser is required. You should also upload as many resources as you can: newspaper articles, pictures, final plans, budgets, and timelines. This is your chance to show the Gold Award Committee all the work you’ve done!

Paper Application

If you are not using the online application process, you can find the Project Proposal Form at www.gsvsc.org/forms. Don’t forget to include your budget, timeline, and any other resources you have to bring your Project Proposal to life for the Gold Award Committee Member! We encourage Girl Scouts to complete their Gold Award Application online at www.girlscouts.org/mygoldaward.

To earn credit for the Gold Award, you must submit the Gold Award Final Report Form. If you are not using the online application process, you can find the Final Report Form at www.gsvsc.org/forms. Be sure to include a note of completion from your Project Adviser. This note, stating you have finished your project, from you adviser is required. You should also upload as many resources as you can: newspaper articles, pictures, final plans, budgets, and timelines. This is your chance to show the Gold Award Committee all the work you’ve done! We encourage Girl Scouts to complete their Gold Award Application online at www.girlscouts.org/mygoldaward.

Girl Scout Journeys

You must complete 2 Senior or Ambassador Journeys OR complete 1 Senior or Ambassador Journey and earn your Silver Award before starting your Gold Award. Go to this website to learn more about the Journeys at the Senior and Ambassador levels. You can also learn more about the Journeys in Volunteer Essentials or at this website. We encourage you to take Lesson 3 of Girl Scouting 103 to learn more about how to implement the Journeys with your Girl Scout Senior(s) or Ambassador(s).

Which Journey should I complete? You must complete two Senior or Ambassador Journeys OR complete one Senior or Ambassador Journey and earn your Silver Award before starting your Gold Award. Go to this Volunteer Essentials website to learn more about the Journeys at the Senior and Ambassador levels. You can also learn more about the Journeys in Volunteer Essentials or at this website.

Need some ideas? Use this website to explore some of the ideas around the globe. Remember, the Gold Award should be girl-led. Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors should come up with their project together. When they dig into Step 3. Explore Your Community they will come up with good ideas.

Are there any other resources I should check out? Take a look at this website for more information about Highest Awards, including the Bronze, Silver, and Gold Award! Be sure to check out the Council Calendar as there may be program opportunities that will help your Senior(s) or Ambassador(s) complete a Journey!

Gold Award Guidelines for Adults

This booklet is designed just for you and guides you as you mentor your Girl Scouts along their Gold Award adventure!

How do I register as an Adult Girl Scout Member? Register as an adult member online in eBiz. If applying for financial assistance, online registration is not permitted.

Can I receive financial assistance as an Adult Girl Scout Member? Financial Assistance for an adult member covers his/her annual membership registration fee and the cost of one activity/event, if that adult volunteer is required to attend per the girl-to- adult ratios in Volunteer Essentials. To apply for Financial Assistance, contact membership@gsvsc.org to request the adult paper membership registration form and download the Adult Financial Assistance Application (#1116). Once complete, submit both the adult paper membership registration form and adult financial assistance application via e-mail to membership@gsvsc.org for processing.

How do I submit a volunteer application? Click here to submit a Volunteer Application and Background Check. All volunteers must have a Volunteer Application and background check on file with Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council. To complete the background check, use the Verified Volunteer Good Deed Code agw5fhn. The background check is valid for 3 years.

What is GS101 training? All Leaders/Co-leaders must complete GS101 Training. GS101Training will give you an overview of the Girl Scouting program. GS101 is an online training presented by GSUSA. The course lasts approximately 45 minutes. Click here to begin your training!

Course Content

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