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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, Girl Scout’s highest award has stood for excellence and leadership. When you earn the Girl Scout Gold Award, you will design, plan and lead a Take Action project that will make a lasting change for the better in your community and beyond. 


Girls who earn the Girl Scout Gold Award are eligible for a variety of scholarships at various universities or organizations. Branches of the United States Armed Services offer Gold Award recipients the opportunity to enter the military at a higher pay-scale rank.

Before starting on the Gold Award, you must complete a Girl Scout Senior or Ambassador Leadership Journey  or have earned the Girl Scout Silver Award and completed one Senior or Ambassador Leadership Journey.  After you have fulfilled the leadership journey(s) requirement, you will begin the steps toward your Girl Scout Gold Award Take Action Project. This includes identifying an issue you truly care about, investigating it thoroughly, getting help and building a team, creating a plan, presenting your plan, gathering feedback, taking action and educating and inspiring others.  There is a minimum requirement of 80 hours for completion of these seven steps.


Gold Award Workbook  

 The guidelines for earning the Gold Award are in the Gold Award Workbook. Girls working on their Gold Award will submit a proposal application to their Regional Gold Award Committee. Upon receiving and reviewing the proposal, the committee will set-up a time for the girls to present their idea to the committee. Once approved, girls can complete their Take Action Project.  Upon completion of the Award steps, girls need to submit the Gold Award Final Report and evaluation to the regional committee for approval. Gold Awardees will be recognized on a regional level. 

Gold Award Workbook​



2014 Girl Scout Gold Award Recipients
The 2013 Girl Scout Gold Award recipients for Girl Scouts of Western Ohio are listed below. Included are the recipient’s community and project title.  All communities listed are in Ohio, unless otherwise indicated. We congratulate these Girl Scouts!


​Megan Amberger, Sunman, IN
Angel Safety


Emma Grace Barlow, Dayton
Great Transitions for Military Teens
Brigette Beggs, Findlay
Summer Basketball Camp
Lauren Blumberg, Loveland
Music In Our Lives: Afterschool
Music Enrichment Program
Camille Borders, Mason
Girls Run the World: Encouraging Political Activism in Young Women
Kaitlyn Bretz, Hamilton
Belize Pen Pals
Suzannah Bretz, Hamilton
Oxford’s Little Free Libraries
Madison Burton, Georgetown
Distracted Driving
Rebecca Caldwell, Beavercreek
Game Change
Shelby Caudill, Bethel
Canine Calamity Kits
Chandni Chandiramani, Centerville
Fit Forever Together
Shannan Clemans, Bellbrook
Outdoor Survival Skills Camp
Cayla Destefani, Bellbrook
Scouts United Under One Flag
Ashley Eckert, Hamilton
Erase Bullying
Danielle Faulkner, Cincinnati
Establishing an Ongoing Mission for Operation Christmas Child
Carolyn Fisher, Cincinnati
Walk for Wags
Miranda Forsythe, Mason
Operation: Ft. Ancient Clothing
Ellie Halter, Centerville
Water Safety Awareness
Karissa Maye Hamblen, Georgetown
Preparing for the Seventh Grade
Kimberly Hoffman, Delphos
Exploring Science Day
Taryn Homier, Cloverdale
Growing for Others
Amanda Kempher, Lima
Knot Forgotten
Sarah Jane LaCombe, Loveland
S.E.A.L.s: Students who have Experienced A Loss
Kristen Lockmiller, Defiance
A Gift from Me to You
Emily Long, Maria Stein
An Answer to the C.A.L.L.
Elaina Maag, Fort Jennings
Babysitting Class
Kristen Maag, Fort Jennings, Ohio
First Aid and CPR Certification Course
Madison McClary, Cincinnati, Ohio
Suitcase of Hope
Serenity McKenzie, Dayton
Smile Bugs: One Smile at a Time
Amanda Pack, Harrison
Lending Library
Kristina Nicole Painter, Waynesville
For the Love of Nature
Kelly Pelfrey, Fairborn
Golf Camp
Hannah Potter, Blue Ash
Toys 4 Kids
Laura Reimer, Perrysburg
Reading is an Adventure
Tiffany Schuster, Toledo
Bowling with Disabilities
Julia Ann Sewell, Cincinnati
Carson School Clothing Closet
Grace Elizabeth Stimson, Cincinnati
Senior Centers Shine
Corinne Tipping, Grand Rapids
Fun Under the Shade
Jacqueline Tyler, Englewood
Safety Fair
Tirzah Weiss, Centerville
Alternative Strings Board of Volunteers
Megan Welch, Fairborn 
Math Olympics
McKenzie White, Cincinnati
Anderson’s Engineers of Tomorrow
Bethany Wilker, Celina
Music for the Young and Old
Jessica Wynk, Celina
The Harmonized Rooms of Confidence