Monday, December 3, 2018

Gold Award News

Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) has updated the Gold Award outreach to include that projects may benefit the Girl Scout Community. The standards of the Gold Award have not changed. Gold Award projects must contain two of the three components: build, advocacy, and education; and an active leadership component, as well as an organization who agrees in writing to sustain the project in the years to come.

For example, Girl Scouts can benefit from the advocacy and education component of the project by being part of the audience. Build projects must have a community partner outside of the benefiting organization who will agree in writing to sustain what the girl has created in the years to come. This means that neither GSCCC nor a Girl Scout troop can be the sustaining partner.

As a reminder, collection projects and canned projects are not Gold Award Take Action projects, they are community service.

A girl must seek approval from the GSCCC philanthropy director prior to setting up money-earning activity or asking for any in-kind donation. If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact the Colonial Coast Gold Award Committee directly at