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Girl Scout Bronze, Silver, Gold Awards

Save the DateGirls want to do great things. They want to help others, protect animals, and be stewards of the environment. They have great ideas and are more than ready to work hard to put those ideas into motion. The Girl Scout Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards are girls’ chance to make a lasting difference in their communities… and in the world. These awards are the highest honors Girl Scout Juniors through Ambassadors can achieve. Every award begins with a Leadership Journey which helps girls build the skills they need to take on their award project. As girls complete their Take Action Projects they’ll develop confidence, meet new people, and have the kind of fun that happens when they work together to make a difference.

How do these prestigious awards benefit Girl Scouts? You’ll find girls grow into their best selves, become more focused, better time managers, and more effective team players. They’ll grow in confidence, inspire others, and set the stage for a lifetime of achievement. Girl Scout Gold Award recipients rate their general success in life significantly higher and report higher successes in reaching their goals, including higher education and career, success, life skills, and community involvement.

Bronze Award - Learn More > Silver Award - Learn More > Gold Award - Learn More >

 

The Girl Scout Bronze Award
For Girl Scout Juniors (grades 4-5)
It is suggested that girls spend 20 hours completing the steps towards their Girl Scout Bronze Award.
This award is facilitated by a troop/group leader.

Pre-requisites:

  • Be a registered Girl Scout Junior (grades 4-5) and
  • Complete a Girl Scout Junior Journey

Steps to Complete the Girl Scout Bronze Award:

  1. Build your Girl Scout Junior Team
  2. Explore your community
  3. Choose your Girl Scout Bronze Award Take Action Project*
  4. Make a plan
  5. Put your plan into motion
  6. Spread the word

* Take Action Project: The Girl Scout Bronze Awards Take Action Project is a group project which focuses on something the girls care about that they would like to improve within their Girl Scout or local community. Girls will put the Girl Scout Promise and Law into action as they work on their project. Through the project; they’ll develop an understanding of sustainability by talking together about how solutions can be lasting.

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The Girl Scout Silver Award
For Girl Scout Cadettes (grades 6-8)
It is suggested that girls spend 50 hours completing the steps towards their Girl Scout Silver Award, after completing their Girl Scout Cadette Journey.

To participate in the June 2014 ceremony your project must be completed in full, along with the final report handed in before April 1, 2014. Girls who submit their final reports after the April 1st deadline will be invited to the following years ceremony. The final deadline for completion of the Silver Award Project and submission of Final Report  is September 30th of the year you enter 9th grade.

Pre-requisites:

  • Be a registered Girl Scout Cadette (grades 6-8) and
  • Complete a Girl Scout Cadette Journey

Steps to Complete the Girl Scout Silver Award:

  1. Identify issues you care about
  2. Build your Girl Scout Silver Award Team or decide to go solo
  3. Explore your community
  4. Choose your Girl Scout Silver Award Take Action Project*
  5. Develop your project and submit the GSCWM Silver Award Intent Form to: silveraward@gscwm.org one month before you begin the project.
  6. Make a plan and put it into motion
  7. Reflect, share your story, and celebrate
  8. Submit the GSCWM Silver Award Report Form to: silveraward@gscwm.org

*Take Action Project: The Girl Scout Silver Award Take Action Project is an individual or group project which benefitis the local community (beyond Girl Scouting). The Silver Award should take a minimum of 50 hours after completing the Cadette Journey.

Training for Girls

Silver Award Orientation
Attending a Silver Award Orientation can be the most beneficial thing girls can do before beginning work on the Girl Scout Silver Award. Although optional, orientations provide valuable information about the process, the most up-to-date requirements, and suggestions about projects. A minimum of 10 girls is needed per event. Registration is open to groups and individuals with or without an adult. Click here for a list of upcoming Orientations. Cost is $5/person.

Silver Award Forms & Resources

If you have additional questions, contact silveraward@gscwm.org

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The Girl Scout Gold Award
For Girl Scout Seniors & Ambassadors (grades 9-12)
It is suggested that girls spend 80 hours completing the steps towards their Girl Scout Gold Award, after completing their Girl Scout Senior or Ambassador Journey(s).

Pre-requisites:

  • Be a registered Girl Scout Senior (grades 9-10) or Ambassador (grades 11-12)
  • and either
    • Complete two Girl Scout Senior or Ambassador Journeys
      OR
    • Complete the Girl Scout Silver Award and one Girl Scout Senior or Ambassador Journey

Steps to Complete the Girl Scout Gold Award:

  1. Choose an issue: Use your values and skills to identify a community issue that you can about
  2. Investigate: Research everything you can about the issue
  3. Get help: Invite others to support and take action with you
  4. Create a plan: Create a project plan that achieves sustainable and measurable impact
  5. Present your plan and get feedback: Sum up your project plan for GSCWM
    • Submit the Girl Scout Gold Award Proposal Form to: goldaward@gscwm.org
    • Contact 800-462-9100 or goldaward@gscwm.org to schedule an appointment with the Gold Award Mentor Committee PRIOR to beginning your project
  6. Take action: Take the lead to carry out your plan. Be sure to track your hours
  7. Educate and inspire: Share what you have experienced with others

* Take Action Project: The Girl Scout Gold Award Take Action Project is an individual project, which benefits the community locally or globally (beyond Girl Scouting). The Girl Scout Gold Award should take 80 hours after completing the Senior and/or Ambassador Journey(s).

Training for Girls and Adults

Gold Award Orientation
Attending a Gold Award Orientation can be the most beneficial thing girls can do before beginning work on the Girl Scout Gold Award. Although optional, orientations provide valuable information about the process, the most up-to-date requirements, and suggestions about projects. Most importantly, girls will learn how to connect with the Gold Award Mentor Committee and receive current paperwork and timelines. Going for the Girl Scout Gold Award begins right here! Registration is open to groups and individuals with or without an adult. Click here for a list of upcoming Orientations. Cost is $5/person.

Gold Award Mentor Committee Meetings
The GSCWM Gold Award Mentor Committee meets with every girl who in interested in going for the Gold. To set up an appointment, simply fill out the Gold Award Project Proposal and e-mail it to goldaward@gscwm.org. The Gold Award Committee will contact you to set up an initial interview to discuss your projects ideas. You may not begin working on your project until receiving approval from the Gold Award Mentor Committee.

           Upcoming Gold Award Mentor Committee Meeting Dates

    • Saturday, May 3, 2014 (5:30 - 7:00 pm) – Holyoke Service Center
    • Monday, May 5, 2014 (5:30 - 7:00 pm) – Holyoke Service Center
    • Monday, May 5, 2014 (6:00 - 8:00 pm) – Worcester Service Center
    • Monday, June 2, 2014 (5:30 - 7:00 pm) – Holyoke Service Center
    • Saturday, June 7, 2014 (5:30 - 7:00 pm) – Holyoke Service Center
    • Thursday, June 19, 2014 (6:00 - 8:00 pm) – Worcester Service Center

Guidelines & Forms

For more information or questions, contact goldaward@gscwm.org.

 

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