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DID YOU KNOW?     Since 1916, Girl Scout’s highest awards, the Gold, Silver, and Bronze, have stood for excellence and leadership for girls everywhere.

Want to help your girls take their leadership skills to the next level?

Highest Awards FAQ

BRONZE AWARD: The Girl Scout Bronze Award is the highest honor a Junior Girl Scout can earn. The Bronze Award can only be earned as a group award; the girls must demonstrate leadership skills and a commitment to helping others and improving their communities. The 7-step process begins with completing a Junior Journey. Each girl must complete a minimum of 20 hours on the project to earn the Bronze Award.

Bronze Award Guidelines for Girl Scout Juniors
Bronze Award Adult Volunteer Guide
Bronze Award Final Report Form

SILVER AWARD: The Girl Scout Silver Award is the highest honor for Cadette Girl Scouts. It recognizes their outstanding efforts to improve their own lives and the lives of others. The award can be earned individually or by a small group of 3-4 girls. The 8-step process begins with completing a Cadette Journey. Each girl must complete a minimum of 50 hours on the project to earn the Silver Award. Silver Award projects are focused on producing positive community change. Girls will identify an issue that impacts their community, explore the community and the issue, and choose and carry out a take action project.

Silver Award Guidelines for Girl Scout Cadettes
Silver Award Adult Volunteer Guide
Silver Award Final Report Form
Silver Award Final Report Form Word Document
Silver Award Reimbursement Form
Donation Authorization Request Form
Silver Award Notice of Intent

GOLD AWARD: The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest award in Girl Scouting. Earned by Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors, it represents the pinnacle of leadership development. Completion of two Senior or Ambassador Journeys or the Silver Award and one Journey are prerequisites to earning the Gold Award. Each girl must create and carry out a Gold Award leadership project, complete applications and interviews, and present her work to advisors and peers. She must complete a minimum of 80 hours to complete the Gold Award.

Gold Award Triangle Handout
Gold Award Guidelines for Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors
Gold Award Adult Volunteer Guide
Gold Award Project Proposal
Gold Award Project Proposal Word Document
Gold Award Final Report Form
Gold Award Final Report Form Word Document
Gold Award Reimbursement Form
Donation Authorization Request Form


Want to know more?
Get started by attending the Bronze/Silver/Gold Trainings listed in the Adult Learning section of Focalpoints along with your interested girls.

Things you need to know!

Gold Award candidates Gold Award candidates must meet twice with the Gold Award Committee – first to present their project proposal and have it approved, secondly to present their final project. Girls need to call the council staff person working with the Awards to schedule their appointments.

COLUMBIA SERVICE CENTER – Committee meets the following Sundays at 3 PM
  • August 17, 2014
  • October 19, 2014
  • February 15, 2014
  • April 19, 2015
  • August 16, 2015
  • December 14, 2014
  • June 14, 2015
 
GREENVILLE SERVICE CENTER – Committee meets the following Sundays at 2 PM
  • September 21, 2014
  • November 16, 2014
  • January 11, 2015
  • March 15, 2015
  • May 17, 2015
  • July 19, 2015
SPARTANBURG SERVICE CENTER – Committee meets the following Tuesdays at 6 PM
  • August 12, 2014
  • September 9, 2014
  • October 14, 2014
  • November 11, 2014
  • December 9, 2014
  • January 13, 2015
  • February 10, 2015
  • March 10, 2015
  • April 14, 2015
  • May 12, 2015
  • June 9, 2015
  • July 14, 2015
  • August 11, 2015
 


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