Highest Awards

The Girl Scout Gold Award, Silver Award, and Bronze Award prove she’s got what it takes to build a better today—and tomorrow. How does a volunteer help a Girl Scout earn this prestigious award?

Start by working on a Journey award, which is the prerequisite to working toward Gold, Silver, and Bronze. Journey awards introduce girls to Take Action projects, which is a Girl Scout way of identifying a community challenge and its’ root causes, then brainstorming solutions with impact! Journey award Take Action projects are completed as a group. This is important practice for a Highest Award Take Action project, when Girl Scouts follow their personal passions to assemble a solo Take Action project (Gold Award), a small group Take Action project (Silver Award), or a significant troop Take Action project (Bronze Award.) Many troops earn a Journey award the first year of their Senior, Cadette, or Junior program grade level experience, and then work on the Highest Award in their second year.

Review our council web page with Gold, Silver, and Bronze Award guidance and forms to complete. Listen – and ask questions – in our Highest Awards training sessions each spring and fall. Connect with other leaders who have helped their girls earn the award. Ask council staff for advice when you get stuck.

Prepare to be amazed at what a Girl Scout can do.