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Girl Scouts earning their Bronze Award

Bronze Award Girl Scouts

When Girl Scout Juniors team up to make a difference in their community, they learn important leadership skills, discover new passions, and watch how seemingly small actions make a big difference. It all adds up to the Girl Scout Bronze Award—the highest honor a Junior can achieve. Download the Bronze Award guidelines to find out how.

Girl Scout Bronze Award pin
You can pursue your Girl Scout Bronze Award if:

You're in fourth or fifth grade (or equivalent)


You're a registered Girl Scout Junior


You have completed a Junior Journey

Girl Scout Bronze Award Steps


Build your Girl Scout Junior team


Explore your community


Choose your Bronze Award project


Make a plan


Put your plan in motion


Spread the word

Bronze Award at a Glance

Earning the award

To earn the Girl Scout Bronze Award:

  • Be an active registered part of a troop/group where girls take the lead.
  • Girl Program Mentor or Troop Administrator attends a required Bronze Award workshop in-person or webinar training.
  • Complete one Girl Scout Junior Journey and accompanying Take Action Project.
  • Identify a community issue the troop cares about. Bronze projects may serve the Girl Scout community.
  • Help and guidance is provided by a Girl Program Mentor or Troop Administrator.
  • Select or develop a project that will allow each girl to invest approximately 20 hours.
  • Put the plan in motion and be sure to take photos of your project and keep a time log.
  • At completion, submit the Bronze Award Final Report to GSGC with a statement from each girl on the team including their Time Log and Budget Report. The deadline for approval is Sept. 30 after the completion of the fifth grade.
  • Fall Product and Cookie Program participation is required if your troop plans to include additional fundraising. Remember, obtain GSGC staff approval for additional money-earning or fundraising activities. 

Pin and patch
Celebrate your accomplishments with a Bronze Award pin and patch. Both are available for purchase at the GSGC Shop. Girls may display the pin and patch on their uniforms after the Bronze Award Final Report has been submitted. 

Bronze Award Girl Scouts will be recognized at the community level and on the Gateway Council website. Troops may celebrate their Bronze Award accomplishments with a recognition ceremony at events like bridging or end of year parties.


Volunteers can find more information:

  • In the Junior Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting; refer to the Bronze Award Guidelines.
  • At a Bronze Award Workshop. Girls are encouraged to attend these as well!
  • Via a Highest Awards Q&A webinar. Volunteers can ask questions of GSGC staff and other volunteers to get help with project ideas, budgeting, time and more.