What are Girl Scouts Highest Awards? Where do you start? On this page, you will find resources, information and sources of inspiration to guide you along as you earn Girl Scouts Highest Awards. And if you are thinking of going for the Gold, check out our Fall 2015 Gold Award Workshops.
♦ Congratulations to the Gold Award Class of 2015!
Ready to be inspired? Check-out our 2015 Gold Award recipients’ projects here.
Ready to see some fun photos of this year’s Gold Award Reception held at the Palm Beach Zoo? View photos here.
The Bronze award is the highest award a Junior Girl Scout or in grades 4th – 5th can earn. It shows that girls have made a promise to help others and improve their community. Before beginning the Bronze Award, the girl must complete her Junior Journey, and spend a minimum of 20 hours building her teaming in order to complete her project. As leaders you want to encourage your girls to take the lead in this project and begin to learn how to work as a team.
Where does a girl start?
Bronze Award Reporting —Council Approval for Final Reports (effective April 20, 2015)
Effective immediately, troops must submit the Bronze Award Final Report Form (updated April 20, 2015) to Council for approval, with signatures from the Service Unit Volunteer Manager, Co-Leader, and Director of Program, in order to purchase Bronze Award pins and patches from the Council Retail Stores. Approval will then be sent to the Council Retail Store representatives so that your materials may be purchased. Remember, there are no deadline for these reports! The Bronze Award Final Report Form is accepted 365-days-a year!
The Girl Scout Silver Award is a prestigious award earned by Girl Scout Cadettes or grades 6th – 8th. A girl can earn her Silver Award as an individual or she can work in a group of no more than 5 girls from her troop. Each girl must contribute a minimum of 50 hours towards the Silver Award Project. Earning the Silver Award gives girls a chance to demonstrate that she is a leader who is organized, determined, and dedicated to improving the world around her. The Silver Award project requires Council-level approval.
You can pursue your Girl Scout Silver Award if:
- You’re in middle school (sixth to eighth grade, or equivalent).
- You’re registered as a Girl Scout Cadette.
- You have completed a Girl Scout Cadette Journey
- You have participated in Fall Product AND Girl Scout Cookie Sale Programs in your Cadette level.
Where does a girl start?
- Click here, to download GSSEF Silver Award Interest Form.
- Next, download Girl Scout Silver Award Guidelines here.
- To apply, submit a GSSEF Silver Award Project Interest Form and label it as GSSEF Silver Award Project Interest Form to email@example.com.
- When the Project is completed, submit a GSSEF Silver Award Final Report and Time Log form found here.
Remember—all projects must have approval from GSSEF Council staff before girls begin work on the project.
♦ Please note that Silver Award Projects that are submitted after April 1, 2015 will be evaluated for the Class of 2016. For questions, please contact Lammy Askar, director of program, at 954-513-3771 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
♦ Congratulations to the Silver Award Class of 2015 (May). Check-out what troops received the Silver Award here.
♦ Congratulations to the Silver Award Class of 2015 (November). Check out what troops received the Silver Award here.
The Gold Award is the highest award a girl can achieve in her Girl Scout career; only 5.4 percent of girls in Girl Scouting earn this prestigious award. This highest Girl Scout Award is only open to girls in 9th – 12th grade. Unlike the Bronze and Silver Awards, which can be pursued as a team or small group of girls, Gold Award Take Action projects are a unique opportunity for individual girls to grow into their own personal leadership style. Working with support from her GSSEF Gold Award Advisor, girls work to complete a true “Take Action” project after identifying an issue in their community, building a team to tackle it and fulfilling her high-level plan. Community resources are used to create a long term solution that continues after the project is completed. Through the Gold Award project girls will further develop their leadership skills by planning, organizing, and leading other people. In the process of the projects, girls will develop patience, confidence, time management, communication, public speaking and other real-life skills that will carry over into their college life and future careers.
You can pursue your Girl Scout Gold Award if:
- You’re in high school (ninth through twelfth grade, or equivalent).
- You’re registered as a Girl Scout Senior or Girl Scout Ambassador
- You have attended a Gold Award Workshop.
- You have completed two Senior or Ambassador Journeys OR earned the Girl Scout Silver Award and completed a Journey.
- You have participated in Fall Product AND Cookie Sales in your Senior or Ambassador level.
Attend a workshop and rev up your inspiration by learning all you need to know to get you on the road to Gold. This workshop IS required by GSSEF to submit a Gold Award Project Application. Limited spaces available! Click on the date for additional workshop information and to register.
Please continue to check our online Program Calendar for additional dates.
♦ Please note that Gold Award Projects that are submitted after April 1, 2015 will be evaluated for the Class of 2016. For questions, please contact Lammy Askar, director of program, at email@example.com.
Where does a girl start?
To get started, review The Gold Award How-to-Timeline, a simple how-to reference and guideline tool for earning the Gold Award in Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida 2015 – 2016.
Then follow these steps:
- Download Girl Scout Gold Award Guidelines.
- Next, download the official GSSEF Guidelines and Procedures which offers our local rules for pursuing the Gold Award.
- Complete and submit an online Girl Scout Gold Award Proposal by visiting and registering for GSUSA’s Go Gold Online here. You must register on Go Gold Online in order to submit your Gold Award Proposal. GSSEF Council staff will be able to read and approve or provide proposal recommendations through this platform. Girls will also be able to be assigned their Gold Award Advisor, track their project progress, and complete the Gold Award Final Report online.
- Finally, when the Project is completed, submit a Girl Scout Gold Award Final Report Form.
Remember—all projects must have approval from GSSEF Council staff before girls begin work on the project. For questions, please contact Lammy Askar, director of program, at 954-513-3771 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join the conversation
Connect with others ‘going for the Gold’ on GSUSA’S Gold Award Facebook page.
Seeking New Gold Award Advisors
Our team of adult volunteer Gold Award Advisors support high school age girls as they work towards achieving the prestigious Gold Award. This is a Council-Level position, appointed by the Director of Program for 2-year terms. It is a rewarding role for adults who can act as part mentor, coach, problem-solver, advocate and cheerleader for girls. If you would like to learn more, email Lammy Askar at email@example.com.