Girl Scout Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards, at a Glance

 

AwardsGirl Scout
Bronze Award®
Girl Scout
Silver Award®
Girl Scout
Gold Award®
Grade Girls must be in 4th or 5th grade and a registered Girl Scout Junior Girls must be in 6th, 7th, or 8th grade and a registered Girl Scout Cadette Girls must be in 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade and a registered Girl Scout Senior or Ambassador
Overview
  • Complete a Girl Scout Junior Journey
  • Be part of a troop or group where girls take the lead
  • Take action on a community issue the troop or group cares about
  • Help and guidance provided by troop/group volunteer
  • 20 suggested hours per girl
*GSESC approval needed for any money earning
  • Complete a Girl Scout Cadette Journey
  • Work as an individual or in a small group (2-4 girls)where girls take the lead
  • Take action on a community issue that the girls care about
  • Help and guidance provided by troop/group volunteer
  • 50 suggested hours per girl
*GSESC approval needed for any money earning
  • Complete two Journeys (Girl Scout Senior or Ambassador)
    or
    Earn the Girl Scout Silver Award and complete one Girl Scout Senior or Ambassador Journey
  • Individually girl led; girl selects and recruits Project Advisor
  • Take action on a community issue the girl cares about
  • Help and guidance provided by Project Advisor
  • 80 suggested hours
*GSESC approval needed for any money earning
Award Project

Group Girl Scout Bronze Award Project focuses on something the girls care about that they would like to improve within their Girl Scout or local community.

Puts the Promise and Law into action

Individual or group Girl Scout Silver Award Project that makes the local neighborhood or community better.

Puts the Promise and Law into action

Individual Girl Scout Gold Award Project that makes a lasting difference in the local community, region, or beyond.

Puts the Promise and Law into action

Sustainable After the project is complete, girls develop an understanding of sustainability by talking together about how solutions can be lasting. Girls demonstrate an understanding of sustainability in the project plan and implementation. Girl Scout Gold Award Project includes provisions to ensure sustainability.
Global After the project is complete, girls develop an understanding of the wider world by talking together about how others may experience the same problem that their project helped resolve. Girls connect with new friends outside their immediate community, learn how others have solved similar problems and determine if the ideas of others can help with their plan. Girls identify national and/or global links to their selected issue. They learn from others and develop a plan to share the results of their project beyond the local community.
Project Approval Troop/Group Volunteer Troop/Group Volunteer Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina Girl Highest Awards Committee
Resources
  • Girl Scout Senior and/or Ambassador Journeys
  • Girl Scout Gold Award Guidelines for Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassador
  • The Girl Scout Gold Award Adult Volunteer Guide
  • www.girlscouts.org
  • www.girlscoutsesc.org

 

*Adhere to guidelines set by GSESC and Safety Activity Checkpoints