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 Girls’ Highest Awards

Each year in our council over 100 girls earn Girl Scout’s highest 100_7415awards for their individual program level. As girls progress through their projects they gain insight into the world around them, learn goal setting, and increase their self-esteem by completing tasks and assignments they may have thought impossible only a year before. For more information about these awards you can also visit the Girl Scouts of the USA website.




Click here for Frequently Asked Questions about the Girl Scout Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards.

Not quite sure what’s the difference between Community Service and a Take Action Project?  Community Service projects are short-term projects, while Take Action have more long-term benefits.  Click here for a One-Page Sheet on Community Service vs Take Action Project or visit this page.

What makes a High Award Take Action Project GREAT?  Click here From Good to Great: Successful Girl Scout High Award Take Action Projects!

Evaluate your project idea by asking these three questions

Remember, your Girl Scout Bronze, Silver, and Gold Award projects should have strong elements of advocacy, education, and sustainability.

Advocacy: “Are you raising awareness of an issue within your community?”
Education: “Are you letting others within your community know how they can help combat this issue?”
Sustainability: “Is your project legacy continuing after you have completed your project?”

Bronze Award The Girl Scout Bronze Award is the highest award a registered Girl Scout Junior can achieve. This leadership adventure will offer you and your team the opportunity to develop more confidence, meet new people, and have fun while making a difference toward issues that are important to you! When you make the decision to earn your Girl Scout Bronze Award, these are the steps you’ll take:

  1. Go on a Girl Scout Junior journey.
  2. Build your Girl Scout Junior team.
  3. Explore your community.
  4. Choose your Girl Scout Bronze Award project.
  5. Make a plan.
  6. Put your plan in motion.
  7. Spread the word!

Silver Award Do you see issues in your neighborhood or school and have a desire to make it better? When you earnthe Girl Scout Silver Award – the highest award a registered Girl Scout Cadette can earn – you have an opportunity to show that you are a leader who is organized, determined, and dedicated to improving your community. When you make the decision to earn your Girl Scout Silver Award, these are the steps you’ll take:

  1. Go on  a Girl Scout Cadette journey.
  2. Identify issues you care about.
  3. Build your Girl Scout Silver Award team or decide to go solo.
  4. Explore your community.
  5. Pick your Take Action project.
  6. Develop your project.
  7. Make a plan and put it into motion.
  8. Reflect, share your story, and celebrate!

Gold Award   The process of earning the Girl Scout Gold Award—the highest award a Girl Scout Senior or Girl Scout Ambassador can earn—puts you in a unique position to take action in your community to make the world a better place. You will be joining the ranks of generations of young women who have made a difference in their communities both locally and globally. Fulfilling the requirements for the Girl Scout Gold Award starts with completing two Senior or Ambassador journeys or having earned the Silver Award and completing one Senior or Ambassador journey, along with the following steps:

  1. Choose an issue: Use your values and skills to identify a community issue you care about.
  2. Investigate: Research everything you can about the issue.
  3. Get help: Invite others to support and take action with you.
  4. Create a plan: Create a project plan that achieves sustainable and measureable impact.
  5. Present your proposal and plans to the council to receive approval as well as feedback and advice.
  6. Take action: Take the lead to carry out your plan.
  7. Educate and inspire: Share what you have experienced with others.

IMG_5583100_7351Gold Award final reports are due by March 15, 2016 in order to be recognized at the Council Ceremony to be held in or around June 2016.

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