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Girls Volunteering in the Community for their Bronze Award

Bronze Award

The Girl Scout Bronze Award is the highest honor a Girl Scout Junior (grades 4-5) can achieve. It is a way to use all the skills they learn including, problem solving, teamwork, and volunteering. Earning the Girl Scout Bronze Award involves the time to complete a Journey (step 1), and then a minimum of 20 hours to complete steps 2-7. Read about featured Bronze Award Girl Scouts.


Girl Scout Bronze Award

Bronze Award Guidelines
*Includes a template for your Final Report.


Steps to Earn the Bronze Award

  1. Complete a Junior Leadership Journey, (if you haven't already) including a Take Action Project.
  2. Team up with other Girl Scout Juniors.
  3. Explore your community for project inspiration.
  4. Choose your Bronze Award Take Action project.
  5. Make a plan for your project.
  6. Put your plan in motion.
  7. Submit your Final Report to with the help of your troop leader or Juliette mentor by September 30 following your 6th grade year.
  8. Reflect, share your story, and celebrate your work.

How Troop Leaders Help

  • Offer the Bronze Award option to Girl Scouts in your troop.

  • Allow space for Girl Scouts to explore and decide on a community issue for their project.

  • Approve their project proposal.

  • Support Girl Scouts as they plan and execute their project.

  • Submit the troop's Final Report to Include troop input in the reflection questions.

  • Order and present Bronze Award pins to award earners.