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Earning the Gold Award. A brief overview. Congratulations on taking the first steps toward Gold. This brief overview includes The Gold Award process Frequently asked questions Tips and resources. The Process. Connect and Recruit. Identify a community issue you care about

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earning the gold award

Earning the Gold Award

A brief overview

congratulations on taking the first steps toward gold
Congratulations on taking the first steps toward Gold
  • This brief overview includes
    • The Gold Award process
    • Frequently asked questions
    • Tips and resources
connect and recruit
Connect and Recruit
  • Identify a community issue you care about
  • Research the topic
  • Project Advisor- Connect with an adult subject matter expert (not a leader or your parent) and discuss project ideas
  • Volunteers/team-Recruit a team of peers and/or adults to help implement your project
choose your take action project
Choose Your Take Action Project
  • Choose something you’re passionate about, that you want to change
  • Identify the issue’s root cause; what changes would make it better?
  • Make sure there is a community need for the project
  • Get a letter of endorsement from all partner organizations
  • Remember this is much more than a community service project!
make sure your project is
Make sure your project is…
  • Sustainable- Does it make a lasting change?
  • Measurable- Can you measure how many people you helped or involved, or your impact on a community?
  • Global-
    • Share results beyond the local community (using methods other than YouTube and the Internet)
    • Link your issue to national and/or global issues
    • Inspire others to take action
submit your proposal
Submit Your Proposal
  • Use forms only from www.sdgirlscouts.org/gold
  • Proposal must be typed
  • Submit by the 1st of the month to be reviewed that month
  • Make a strong first impression on the Gold Award committee with a well-organized, neat and well-written proposal
  • Remember, you are writing to someone who doesn’t know anything about what you plan to do
  • You will be assigned a Gold Award committee member who’ll help with the process
lead your take action project
Lead Your Take Action Project
  • Be prepared to go outside of your comfort zone
  • Document your project; take photos and keep a journal
  • Ask for evaluations from those you help and work with
final report
Final Report
  • Complete the final report found on the council website
  • Submit by April 1 in order to attend celebration
  • Include:
    • All supporting documentation used or gathered during project
    • Photos of events, workshops, and your project in action
    • Evaluations from participants, volunteers, project advisor
    • Letter of evaluation from benefiting organization/community
  • Attend our council’s annual Gold Award ceremony
  • Invite your family, friends and others who helped you earn your Gold Award
  • If you are unable to attend, your certificates and pin will be mailed after the ceremony
tools and resources
Tools and Resources
  • Gold Award guidelines, tips and tools: www.sdgirlscouts.org/gold
  • Gold Award Proposal Help List

www.sdgirlscouts.org/gold under Resources

  • Financial Guidelines: www.sdgirlscouts.org/forms//financialguidelines
  • Safety Activity Checkpoints: www.sdgirlscouts.org/safety

Gold Award Committee Staff Liaison

Anne Bader

(619) 610-0714