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Girl Scout Gold, Silver, Bronze Awards

Girl Scouts highest awards for the appropriate grade levels, these honors are a leadership adventure, as girls identify an issue they care about and explore their communities and their world.

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The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest award that a Senior or Ambassador Girl Scout can earn and is a national award with significant standards that must be met representing a girl’s skills, leadership, creativity, values, and efforts contributed to make the world a better place. All of the requirements for the Girl Scout Gold Award must be met before bridging to Adult Girl Scouts.


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The Girl Scout Silver Award is the highest award a Cadette can earn. It 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. To earn the Silver Award all of the requirements must be met prior to bridging to the Senior Girl Scout level.


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The Girl Scout Bronze Award, the highest honor a Girl Scout Junior can earn, requires her to learn the leadership and planning skills necessary to follow through on a project that makes a positive impact on her community. To earn the Bronze Award all of the requirements must be met prior to bridging to Girl Scout Cadettes.

Girl Scouts National Young Women of Distinction

This is an opportunity for girls to apply for an academic scholarship from GSUSA.

A National Young Woman of Distinction is the designation, and a special honor, conferred by Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) on 10 Girl Scout Gold Award recipients whose final projects demonstrated extraordinary leadership, had a measurable and sustainable impact, and addressed a local challenge that related to a national and/or global issue.

Ten-Year Pin

The Ten-Year Pin is awarded to girls who have been registered Girl Scouts for at least 10 years. The years of membership do not need to be continuous. This pin may be awarded only once.

Prudential Spirit of Community Award

If you are a Girl Scout who earned your Silver or Gold Award this year, you'd be a great candidate for a Prudential Spirit of Community Award! This award honors young people in middle and high school for outstanding service to their communities – you might win a cash prize, a trip to Washington, D.C., and a chance to inspire other young people to get involved in volunteering. Questions may be directed to Elizabeth Chadwick at