In the Olympics the medals come in bronze, silver, and gold, and the Girl Scouts Highest Awards are no different. Except these three awards represent a girl doing good things in the world, helping people who need it most, protecting animals that can’t speak for themselves, and treating the environment with respect. Girls have ideas that can make a big impact in their world and a lasting difference for good. Girl Scouts Highest Awards are for those girls who are ready to put their ideas into action and become leaders by planning, dedication and follow through.
Age appropriate standards have been set by Girl Scouts of the USA for the three award levels.
Girl Scout Bronze Award
Prerequisite: Complete one Junior Journey
The Girl Scout Bronze Award is the highest award a Girl Scout Junior can earn. Girls will work together as a team to complete their project, gaining skills, confidence and having fun along the way. Upon completion of your project submit the Girl Scout Bronze Award Questionnaire to a leadership and learning specialist-GSLE.
Girl Scout Silver Award
Prerequisite: Complete one Cadette Journey
The Girl Scout Silver Award is the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette can earn. Girls can work on their project individualy, or in small teams or 2 or 3. There is no official approval process at the council level. Approval for the Silver Award is the responsibility of the Girl Scout volunteer leader or advisor. Upon completion of your project submit the Girl Scout Silver Award Final Report to a leadership and learning specialist-GSLE.
Girl Scout Gold Award
Prerequisite: Complete Two age-appropriate Journeys (Senior or Ambassador) OR one age appropriate journey plus Silver Award
The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest award that Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors can earn. The Girl Scout Gold Award is earned individually and is independent of other awards. Our Gold Award Committee must approve your Girl Scout Gold Award project prior to starting. Please submit a Project Proposal Form at least 4 weeks prior to starting your project to a leadership and learning specialist-GLSE.
To be recognized and included in Young Women of Distinction in June, please complete the Girl Scout Gold Award Final Report Form and Girl Scout Gold Award Questionnaire and return them by April 1 to a leadership learning specialist-GSLE.