Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards

Bronze Award

The Girl Scout Bronze Award is the highest honor a Girl Scout Junior can achieve. After completing a Junior Journey of their choice, the girls then work a suggested minimum of 20 hours to build a team, work together to identify a community need, and then plan and execute a corresponding service project. As Juniors and their team plan and complete their project, they develop more confidence, meet new people, and have the kind of fun that happens when working with other Girl Scouts to make a difference.

Bronze Award Project Example:

  • "Cookies & Cuddles" - Filled 45 "Cookies in a Jar" gifts for Open Table and stitched, tied, and collected newly made blankets (over 50) for Project Linus.

Silver Award

The Girl Scout Silver Award—the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette can earn— gives Cadettes the chance to show that they are leaders who are organized, determined, and dedicated to improving their community. After completing a Cadette Journey, girls may work alone or as a team to identify an issue in their local community (but outside of the Girl Scout community) that they care about. They then plan, present, implement, and reflect on a project developed around this issue. The minimum suggested time for a Silver Award project is 50 hours.

Silver Award Project Example:

  • "Kids and Heathy Living" - ran a day workshop for younger girls on healthy living foods and activities. Collected sporting equipment to donate to Chelsea Little League.

Gold Award

By earning the Girl Scout Gold Award, high school Scouts join the ranks of generations of young women who have made a difference both locally and globally. The Gold Award represents the highest achievement in Girl Scouts and therefore is a commitment made and completed as an individual. The minimum suggested time for a Gold Award project is 80 hours. After completing either two Senior or Ambassador Journeys, or having earned a Silver Award and completing one Senior or Ambassador Journey, girls identify a community issue they care about, investigate the issue, invite others to support their cause, plan, and finally execute a project that achieves sustainable and measurable impact. A Girl Scout who has earned her Gold Award automatically rises one rank in any of the U.S. military branches.