Girl Scouts go above and beyond to make a difference in their community and the world.
The Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards are the highest awards a Girl Scout can earn. Each award gives Girl Scouts the chance to make their communities and the world a better place while learning essential leadership skills along the way. Highest Award projects can be as unique as the Girl Scouts completing them, and there is no limit to what a Girl Scout can achieve with these exceptional projects!
The Girl Scout Bronze Award is the highest honor a Girl Scout Junior
(grades 4-5) can achieve. Juniors team up with fellow Girl Scouts to
explore their community, discover a need or issue they care about, and
work together to address it. It’s a chance to create a plan and make
an impact on the community they live in.
You can become a Bronze Award Girl Scout if you:
Are in fourth or fifth grade
Are a registered Girl Scout Junior
Have completed a Junior Journey
How to Earn the Girl Scout Bronze Award
Build your Girl Scout Junior team.
Explore your community.
Decide on a project to work on.
Make a plan of action.
Put your plan in motion: Invest at least 20 hours in your
Order and present Bronze Award pins to award earners.
The Girl Scout Silver Award is the highest honor a Girl Scout
Cadette (grades 6-8) can achieve. It is a meaningful way to use the
skills they learn as a Girl Scout including critical thinking, project
management, problem solving, active leadership, teamwork, and
volunteering. Cadettes can team up with a small group of fellow Girl
Scouts (up to 4 total per group) or work on their own. To earn the
Silver Award, Girl Scouts research an issue they care about, make a
plan to address it, and then take action to improve their community.
Ready to get started? Download the Silver
Award Guidelines (PDF). The guidelines include a template
for troop leaders and/or Juliette mentors for the proposal approval
and the Final Report, which will be submitted to Girl Scouts River Valleys.
How Adult Volunteers Help
Offer the Silver Award option to Girl Scouts in your troop or to your Juliette Girl Scout.
Allow space for Girl Scouts to explore and decide on a community issue for their project.
Review and approve project proposal to ensure it meets all requirements (page 14 of workbook). Contact us if you have questions.
Support Girl Scouts as they plan and execute their project.
Celebrate with your Girl Scout(s) when they receive their pin from Girl Scouts River Valleys.
Change the world, change your life, and earn the most prestigious award in Girl Scouting.
Gold Award Girl Scouts are the dreamers and doers who take the phrase “make the world a better place” to the next level. The Girl Scout Gold Award is the mark of the truly remarkable—proof that not only can you make a difference, but that you already have.
Seniors and Ambassadors (grades 9-12) who earn the Gold Award tackle issues that are dear to them and drive lasting change in their communities and beyond. It asks them to draw upon all the skills they have learned through Girl Scouts including critical thinking, project management, financial planning, risk reduction, problem solving, time management, active leadership, teamwork and service. Think of the Gold Award as a key that can open doors to scholarships and unique career opportunities.
You can become a Gold Award Girl Scout if you:
Are in ninth, tenth, eleventh, or twelfth grade
Are a registered Girl Scout Senior or Ambassador
Have completed two Senior or Ambassador Journeys, or have earned the Girl Scout Silver Award and completed one Senior or Ambassador Journey