Girl Scouts Highest Awards

gold.jpgThe Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting, recognizes the leadership, effort, and impact girls in grade 9-12 have had on their communities. Only about five per cent of eligible girls take the rigorous path toward earning this prestigious award, but those who complete the journey change the lives of others and their own in amazing and significant ways.  The Girl Scout Gold Award tradition will turn 100 in 2016.

A Gold Award project is something that a girl can be passionate about—in thought, deed, and action. The project is something that fulfills a need within a girl's community, creates change, and hopefully, is something that becomes ongoing. The project is more than a good service project—it encompasses organizational, leadership, and networking skills.

Girls typically spend a minimum 80 hours working on their projects, after the completion of two Girl Scout Journeys and project approval. Girl Scout Gold Award recipients do well in life! They rate their general success in life significantly higher and report higher success in reaching their goals within many areas.

Gold Award Forms


silver.jpgIntroduced in 1980, the Girl Scout Silver Award is the highest award girls in grades 6-8 can earn. It is symbolic of accomplishments in Girl Scouting and community activities, as a girl becomes her best self and builds the world around her. The Girl Scout Silver Award represents a girl's accomplishments in Girl Scouting and her community as she grows and works to improve her life and the lives of others.

Girls typically spend a minimum 60 hours working on their projects, after the
completion of a Girl Scout Journey and project approval.

Silver Award Forms


bronze.jpgThe Girl Scout Bronze Award, the highest honor a Girl Scout in grades 4-5 can earn, was created by a troop of Girl Scout Juniors from an individual council and introduced in 2001. It requires a Girl Scout Junior to learn the leadership and planning skills necessary to follow through on a project that makes a positive impact on her community. Working towards this award demonstrates her commitment to helping others, improving her community and the world, and becoming the best she can be.

Girls typically spend a minimum 20 hours working on their projects, after the completion of a Girl Scout Journey and project approval.

Bronze Award Forms


Precious Metals

Precious Metals is a workshop designed for girls interested in earning their Bronze, Silver, or Gold Award and for the adults who will be advising them. Each workshop is geared to help the girl and advisor to...

  1. Understand the award prerequisites and guidelines
  2. How to properly complete paperwork (proposals, final reports and time logs)
  3. Understand what components their project should include
  4. Project brainstorming---how to turn a good service project into a great award

All girls are encouraged to participate in a Precious Metals Workshop.

Girl Scouts advisors will receive training credit for attending.

While free workshops are scheduled throughout the council, individual workshops can be scheduled in your area. Check with Sarah Betts for availability, 800-827-9478, ext. 225.