Girl Scout Gold Award Tips

Do you know what the Girl Scout Gold Award is? Are you working on your own Gold Award project? Well, I created a video with information about the Girl Scout Gold Award and some tips I’ve learned while working on my own project. Watch the video above, and then keep reading to learn more Gold Award project tips I wasn’t able to include in the video!


When you start writing your project proposal, try to turn your project into one or two SMART goals. If you don’t know, a SMART goal is a goal that is specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and timely. This was the SMART goal for my project: “I want to educate 100 children about restaurant food safety through a series of videos and activities. I plan on doing this by visiting five schools, libraries, or Girl Scout troops in four months. I hope the website I create will be a resource for the children and families I talk to.” When I expanded my project, I created new SMART goals. Now, I didn’t write those down, but they are helpful to have in the back of your mind.

Project Rubric

Your Girl Scout council may have a project rubric you can use to evaluate your project as you work on it. This rubric will help you see how your project fits with the Gold Award guidelines. When you look at the rubric, you may find areas where your project needs some improvement. It is important to know this in advance, so you can improve those aspects of your project while you have the chance. If your Girl Scout council has a rubric, I really suggest you utilize it!

Have Questions?

If you have questions about the Girl Scout Gold Award, please leave a comment. I would love to answer any questions you may have. You can also learn more about the Gold Award on the Girl Scouts website.

Do you have a tip for girls earning their Girl Scout Gold Award? Let us know in the comments.