Gold Award

The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest award a Girl Scout can earn. Once achieved, it shows colleges, employers, and your community that you’re out there changing the world.

Join a century of women who have done big things. Learn more about Gold Award scholarships, the history of the Gold Award, and the benefits of going Gold. 

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 Girl Scout 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

Identify an issue


Investigate your issue thoroughly


Get help and build your team


Create a plan


Present your plan and gather feedback 


Take action


Educate and inspire

Congratulations to the 2014 Girl Scouts of Western Ohio Gold Award winners!
  • Amanda Kempher, Lima - Knot Forgotten

    Amanda Pack, Harrison - Lending Library

    Ashley Eckert, Hamilton - Erase Bullying

    Bethany Wilker, Celina - Music for the Young and Old

    Brigette Beggs, Findlay - Summer Basketball Camp

    Camille Borders, Mason - Girls Run the World: Encouraging Political Activism in Young Women

    Carolyn Fisher, Cincinnati - Walk for Wags

    Cayla Destefani, Bellbrook - Scouts United Under One Flag

    Chandni Chandiramani, Centerville - Fit Forever Together

    Corinne Tipping, Grand Rapids - Fun Under the Shade

    Danielle Faulkner, Cincinnati - Establishing an Ongoing Mission for Operation Christmas Child

  • Elaina Maag, Fort Jennings - Babysitting Class

    Ellie Halter, Centerville - Water Safety Awareness

    Emily Long, Maria Stein - An Answer to the C.A.L.L.

    Emma Grace Barlow, Dayton - Great Transitions for Military Teens

    Grace Elizabeth Stimson, Cincinnati - Senior Centers Shine

    Hannah Potter, Blue Ash - Toys 4 Kids

    Jacqueline Tyler, Englewood - Safety Fair

    Jessica Wynk, Celina - The Harmonized Rooms of Confidence

    Julia Ann Sewell, Cincinnati - Carson School Clothing Closet

    Kaitlyn Bretz, Hamilton - Belize Pen Pals

    Karissa Maye Hamblen, Georgetown - Preparing for the Seventh Grade

  • Kelly Pelfrey, Fairborn - Golf Camp

    Kimberly Hoffman, Delphos - Exploring Science Day

    Kristen Lockmiller, Defiance - A Gift from Me to You

    Kristen Maag, Fort Jennings, Ohio - First Aid and CPR Certification Course

    Kristina Nicole Painter, Waynesville - For the Love of Nature

    Laura Reimer, Perrysburg - Reading is an Adventure

    Lauren Blumberg, Loveland - Music in our Lives: Afterschool Music Enrichment Program

    Madison Burton, Georgetown - Distracted Driving

    Madison McClary, Cincinnati, Ohio - Suitcase of Hope

    McKenzie White, Cincinnati - Anderson’s Engineers of Tomorrow

    Megan Amberger, Sunman, IN - Angel Safety

  • Megan Welch, Fairborn - Math Olympics

    Miranda Forsythe, Mason - Operation: Ft. Ancient Clothing

    Rebecca Caldwell, Beavercreek - Game Change

    Sarah Jane LaCombe, Loveland - S.E.A.L.s: Students Who Have Experienced a Loss

    Serenity McKenzie, Dayton - Smile Bugs: One Smile at a Time

    Shannan Clemans, Bellbrook - Outdoor Survival Skills Camp

    Shelby Caudill, Bethel - Canine Calamity Kits

    Suzannah Bretz, Hamilton - Oxford’s Little Free Libraries

    Taryn Homier, Cloverdale - Growing for Others 

    Tiffany Schuster, Toledo - Bowling with Disabilities

    Tirzah Weiss, Centerville - Alternative Strings Board of Volunteers