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:
♦ Want to learn more about earning a Gold Award? Attend a Gold Award Workshop. This workshop is required by GSSEF to submit a Gold Award project application.
♦ Want to learn more about earning a Silver Award? Attend a Silver Award Workshop.
Ready to be inspired? Check-out our 2014 Silver and Gold Award recipients’ projects and videos.
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?
New Bronze Award Reporting in 2014
New in 2014, Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida now offers this Bronze Award Final Report Form so girls can work with their Leaders to easily capture their projects in one place and track their hours. It’s super simple to use and helps us see the amazing stuff girls are doing in our communities year-round. There are no deadline for these reports! The new 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 grade levels 6 – 8. 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. 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. To apply, submit the Silver Award Interest Form to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that Silver Award Projects that are submitted after April 1, 2014 will be evaluated for the Class of 2015. For questions, please contact Lammy Askar, director of program, at 954-513-3771 or email@example.com.
Where does a girl start?
- November 22, 2014 – 1 p.m.: Oakland Park. Click here to register.
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 9 – 12 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.
Please note that Gold Award Projects that are submitted after April 1, 2014 will be evaluated for the Class of 2015. For questions, please contact Lammy Askar, director of program, at 954-513-3771 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where does a girl start?
First, review The Road to Gold document, a simple how-to reference and guideline tool for earning the Gold Award in Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida 2014 – 2015, then follow these steps: Click here to download the National GSUSA Gold Award Guidelines. Next download the official GSSEF Guidelines and Procedures which offers our local rules for pursuing the Gold Award. Complete and submit a Gold Award proposal form found here. Finally when the Project is completed, submit a Gold Award Project Final Report form found here.
This workshop is required by GSSEF to submit a Gold Award Project application.
- November 22, 2014 – 10 a.m.: Oakland Park. To register, click here.
Join the conversation
Connect with others ‘going for the Gold’ on GSUSA’S Gold Award Facebook page.
Check out this video that was shown at the 2014 Annual Recognition Ceremony highlighting the projects of
GSSEF Gold Award Class of 2014 and Silver Awardees.
Take a look at the Annual Recognition Ceremony
photos on our Flickr page here.
2014 Gold and Silver Award Recipients
Gold Award Class of 2014 Individual Project Videos
Silver Award 2014 Project Video
Elisabeth’s and Ysabella’s -Troop 10439: Permanent Wood and Rope Monkey Bridges-Camp Nocatee and Camp Telogia
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. Click here to learn more information.