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Girl Scout Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards

The Girl Scout Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards are the three highest awards girls can earn as a Girl Scout. To earn these awards, girls take action in their communities and use their leadership skills to make the world a better place while continuing to build courage, confidence and character.

  For a brief summary of these awards: Gold Silver Bronze - At A Glance

Girl Scout Gold Award

For Girl Scout Seniors (grades 9-10) and Ambassadors (grades 11-12).

The Gold Award is an individual, girl-led project that makes a lasting difference in the local community, region, or beyond. Girls follow national award guidelines and identify and investigate an issue, build a team, connect with a project advisor from the community, create a plan and take action. Girls submit a Timeline & hour Log and are assigned a mentor from the Gold Award Advisory Committee who approves the project. The Gold Award takes approximately 80 hours to complete.

 Scholarships may be available for girls who earn this award.

Resources for the Girl Scout Gold Award

Girl Scout Silver Award

For Girl Scout Cadettes (grades 6-8).

The Silver Award is an individual or small group (3-4 people) project where girls take the lead in taking action to make their local neighborhood or community better. Girls follow national award guidelines and identify an issue they care about, explore their community, make a plan and put it into motion. The Silver Award takes approximately 50 hours to complete and is approved by the troop/group leader.

Girls who earn their Silver Award are eligible to bypass one of the two pre-requisites to earning the Gold Award.

Resources for the Girl Scout Silver Award

  • Silver Award Girl Guidelines   A resource for girls that details the steps to earning the award.
  • Silver Award Adult Guide    Coaching tips for adults who are supporting girls in earning the Silver Award.
  • Silver Award Final Report   An interactive PDF that can be filled out electronically which includes the contact information of all girls who earned the Award for this project. This form also quotes girls’ thoughts about their accomplishments and details the outcomes achieved. This form should be submitted to the Jacksonville Service Center at the attention of the Membership Secretary. This information is used to ensure all girls who earned the Award are recognized at the Medals of Honor ceremony.

Girl Scout Bronze Award

For Girl Scout Juniors (grades 4-5).

The Bronze Award is a troop or group project that focuses on something girls care about and would like to improve within their Girl Scout or local community. Girls follow national award guidelines and build a team, explore their community, make a plan and take action to put their plan into motion. The Bronze Award takes approximately 20 hours to complete and is approved by the troop/group leader.

Resources for the Girl Scout Bronze Award

  • Bronze Award Girl Guidelines –  A resource for girls that details the steps to earning the award.
  • Bronze Award Adult Guide –  Coaching tips for adults who are supporting girls in earning the Bronze Award.
  • Bronze Award Final Report –  An interactive PDF that can be filled out electronically which includes the contact information of all girls who earned the Award for this project. This form also quotes girls’ thoughts about their accomplishments and details the outcomes achieved. This form should be submitted to the Jacksonville Service Center at the attention of the Membership Secretary. This information is used to ensure all girls who earned the Award are recognized at the Medals of Honor ceremony. 

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2014 National Young Women of Distinction

Information for Applicants All applications must be submitted NO LATER than March 7, 2014 to llivingston@girlscouts-gateway.org