Girl Scouts' Highest Awards

Highest Awards

Bronze. Silver. Gold. These represent the highest honors a Girl Scout can earn.

All three awards give you the chance to do big things while supporting an issue you care about. You might plant a community garden at your school or inspire others to eat healthy foods for your Bronze, advocate for animal rights for your Silver, or build a career network that encourages girls to become scientists and engineers for your Gold. Whatever you choose, you’ll inspire others (and yourself). 

  • Girl Scout Bronze Award pin
  • Girl Scout Silver Award pin
  • Girl Scout Gold Award pin

Also a given: as you earn one of Girl Scouts’ highest awards, you’ll change your corner of the world—and beyond. The possibilities are endless.

Want to see what Bronze, Silver, and Gold Award Girl Scouts have done to earn these important recognitions? For inspiration, check out examples via Girl Scouts of the USA’s Map It: Girls Changing the World.

 

    

Bronze Award
Girl Scouts earning their Bronze Award

Welcome to the Girl Scout Bronze Award, the highest honor a Girl Scout Junior can achieve. As you and your team plan and complete your project, you'll meet new people and have the kind of fun that happens when you work with other Girl Scouts to make a difference. Download the Bronze Award guidelines to find out how.

Girl Scout Bronze Award pin
You can pursue your Girl Scout Bronze Award if:
 

 You're in fourth or fifth grade (or equivalent)

 You're a registered Girl Scout Junior

 You have completed a Junior Journey



Girl Scout Bronze Award Steps

 Build your Girl Scout Junior team

 Explore your community

 Choose your Bronze Award project

 Make a plan

 Put your plan in motion

 Spread the word

Silver Award
Girl Scouts earning their Silver Award

Have you ever looked around your neighborhood or school and wondered how you could make a change for the better? Going for the Girl Scout Silver Award—the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette can earn—gives you the chance to do big things and make your community better in the process. Download the Silver Award guidelines to find out how.

Girl Scout Silver Award pin
You can pursue your Girl Scout Silver Award if:
 

 You're in sixth, seventh, or eighth grade (or equivalent)

 You're a registered Girl Scout Cadette

 You have completed a Cadette Journey



Girl Scout Silver Award Steps

 Identify an issue you care about

number1_32  Build your Girl Scout Silver Award team or decide to go solo

number3_32 Explore your community

number4_32 Pick your Silver Award project

number5_32 Develop your project

number6_32 Make a plan and put it into motion

number7_32 Reflect, share your story, and celebrate

Gold Award
Girl Scout Gold Award Go Gold

The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest award a Girl Scout can earn. Once achieved, it shows colleges, employers, and your community that you’re out there changing the world.

Join a century of women who have done big things. Learn more about Gold Award scholarships, the history of the Gold Award, and the benefits of going Gold. 

Girl Scout Gold Award pin
You can pursue your Girl Scout Gold Award if:
 

 You're in high school (ninth through twelfth grade, or equivalent) 

 You're registered as a Girl Scout Senior or Girl Scout Ambassador

 You have completed two Senior or Ambassador Journeys OR earned the Girl Scout Silver Award and completed a Journey



Girl Scout Gold Award Steps

 Identify an issue

number1_32  Investigate your issue thoroughly

number3_32 Get help and build your team

number4_32 Create a plan

number5_32 Present your plan and gather feedback 

number6_32 Take action

number7_32 Educate and inspire