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Highest Awards


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Bronze. Silver. Gold. The Highest Awards a Girl Scout can earn.

All three awards give girls the chance to do big things while supporting an issue they care about. Juniors might plant a community garden at school or inspire others to eat healthy foods for to earn their Bronze. Cadettes could advocate for animal rights for their Silver, and Seniors and Ambassadors could choose to build a career network that encourages girls to become scientists and engineers to earn their Gold.

The possibilities are endless, and whatever girls choose, they can change the world for others (and themselves).

2020 High Award Zoom Recordings

We'll be posting some High Award Zoom recordings on our Facebook page in the next few weeks!

  • May 12 - Benefits of Earning the Highest Awards in Girl Scouts
    Every Girl Scout goes above and beyond to make a difference in her community and the greater world. And the skills and experiences she gains along the way set her up for special recognition through the Gold, Silver, and Bronze Awards.

    Hear from a Bronze, Silver, and Gold Award Girl Scout who has also achieved the elite rank of National Gold Award Girl Scout about her journey and all of its benefits. We hope she inspires you to make our world a better place by earning the highest achievements in Girl Scouts. During this recording, we'll also talk to a High Awards Committee member with years of experience. You can ask questions in the Facebook comments, and we can guide you to the next steps to making this a reality for you, your daughter, or your troop.

  • May 20 - Connecting Choosing an Issue With Your Passion in Earning the Highest Awards in Girl Scouting
    Use your values and knowledge to select a community issue to complete the Take Action project needed to start your High Awards. It's your project, and you're more likely to be successful if you choose an issue that you're passionate about.

    Hear from a girl who's currently becoming a Gold Award Girl Scout and adapting her project to our current Stay-at-Home mandate. She'll share where she found her passion and the changes she made to keep continuing on! During this recording, we'll also talk to a High Awards Committee member with years of experience. You can ask questions in the Facebook comments, and we can guide you to the next steps to making this a reality for you, your daughter, or your troop.

  • May 27 - How to Build a Team to Earn Your High Award
    Invite others to support and take action with you. In designing and implementing this step, you'll truly build and demonstrate your leadership skills. Find or create a group, team, or club that can support you in your efforts to implement your project. Leadership is the core of High Award projects and looks different at each level. It's demonstrated in planning, organizing, controlling, directing, delegating, managing, collaborating, and recognizing the contributions of others.

    Hear from a 2020 Gold Award Girl Scout who also earned the Bronze and Silver Awards. She'll share how she recruited and directed her team! During this recording, we'll also talk to a High Awards Committee member with years of experience. You can ask questions in the Facebook comments, and we can guide you to the next steps to making this a reality for you, your daughter, or your troop.

  • June 4 - How to Fund Your High Award Project
    Many Girl Scout High Award projects need no—or very little—funding. However, there are other projects that require thousands of dollars to implement. The amount of money needed doesn't reflect whether you have a high-quality project. However, it's important to know what you can and can't do and how to gain the proper approval.

    Hear from a Bronze, Silver, and Gold Award Girl Scout who has also achieved the elite rank of National Gold Award Girl Scout. She'll share creative ways to finance your project. During this recording, we'll also talk to a High Awards Committee member with years of experience. You can ask questions in the Facebook comments, and we can guide you to the next steps to making this a reality for you, your daughter, or your troop.
GET INSPIRED

Check out 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.


GSSEM GOLD/SILVER AWARDS COMMITTEE

The Gold/Silver Awards Committee provides guidance and support to Girl Scouts working toward the Silver or Gold Awards, the highest awards available to Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors, which have a strong emphasis on community service and leadership.

Current volunteers can visit our online training page for more resources. You might be interested in the Journey Take Action modules, Community or Mind Mapping, Understanding the Root Cause and more.