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Building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place.

 Earn Highest Awards

I can’t wait... to make the world a better place!

Three Awards. One Life-Changing Experience.
We know you want to do good things for the world. Help the people who need it most. Protect animals that can't speak for themselves. Treat the environment with the respect it deserves. We know you have great ideas, ones that make a lasting difference and that you're more than ready to work hard to put those ideas into motion. Girl Scouting's highest awards—the Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards—are your chance to make a lasting difference in your community and in the larger world.  So click below and start changing the world today!
 
If you or your troop members are working on the Girl Scout Bronze, Silver or Gold Award, please be aware that the deadline for Final Report submission is September 30, 2013 for those of you who are going up to the next grade level in Girl Scouting this fall. 
•    Bronze Award: for girls starting 6th grade this fall, deadline is Sept. 30, 2013
•    Silver Award: for girls starting 9th grade this fall, deadline is Sept. 30, 2013
•    Gold Award: for girls who graduated from high school last spring, deadline is Sept. 30, 2013

Each girl must fill out her own Final Report paperwork, even for the Girl Scout Bronze Award.  The Final Report is part of the reflection process and helps girls to understand the importance of what they’ve accomplished. Final Paperwork should be submitted to your local Program Team staff member, by email (preferred) or regular mail. You may also contact us if you have any questions about the paperwork or process for completing the Highest Awards. 

Athens/Gainesville     Betsy Connell        bconnell@gshg.org           470.208.3664
Augusta                                Cheryl Hecker       checker@gshg.org              706.432.1347
Savannah                            Keli Berkman          kberkman@gshg.org        912.988.8658
Albany                                   Sandy Wingard     swingard@gshg.org           229.299.8488
Columbus                          Toya Winder            twinder@gshg.org              762.208.7158
Macon                                    Kim Leslie                 kleslie@gshg.org                  478.254.9203

Bronze Award
The Girl Scout Bronze Award, the highest award a Junior Girl Scout (grades 4-5) 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. Working towards this award demonstrates her commitment to helping others, improving her community and the world, and becoming the best she can be. 
 
Girls work on the Bronze Award in a team of Girl Scout Juniors. All of the requirements for the Bronze Award must be met before leaving Junior Girl Scouts. However, earning a Bronze Award is not a prerequisite for the Girl Scout Silver Award. 
      •  Bronze Award Guidelines for Girl Scout Juniors
      •  Bronze Award Adult Volunteer Guide
      •  Bronze Award Project Report
 
Silver Award
The Girl Scout Silver Award is the highest award for Girl Scout Cadettes (grades 6-8), and the second highest award in Girl Scouting.  Going for the Girl Scout Silver Award shows that you are a leader who is organized, determined and dedicated to improving your community.  The Girl Scout Silver Award can be earned individually or in a team of no more than four girls.
      •  Silver Award Guidelines for Girl Scout Cadettes
      •  Silver Award Adult Volunteer Guide
      •  Silver Award Project Final Report
 
Gold Award
The Girl Gold Award is the highest award a girl can earn in Girl Scouting. By earning the Girl Scout Gold Award, you will be joining the ranks of generations of young women who have made a difference locally and globally.  The culmination of the Girl Scout Gold Award is a project which exemplifies courage, confidence and character. The Gold Award represents the highest achievement in Girl Scouting, and therefore is a commitment you make and complete as an individual.
      •  Gold Award Guidelines for Girl Scout Seniors/Ambassadors
      •  Gold Award Committee Meeting Schedule
      •  Gold Award Adult Volunteer Guide
      •  Gold Award Project Proposal
      •  Gold Award Notice of Intent
      •  Gold Award Final Report
 
New!  The new online Girl Scout Gold Award web app is now available! This interactive resource walks aspiring Gold Award applicants through the entire process of planning, developing, and implementing their own Gold Award projects. The web app mirrors exactly the existing paper process and is available online by using the link below. The web app automatically informs GSHG council staff of the project's status and submits a request for approval directly to the applicant's council representative when the project is completed. Check it out now at:
www.girlscouts.org/mygoldaward!

Leadership development is the core of the Girl Scout Movement and is the thread that is woven through everything a girl experiences in Girl Scouts. The Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards are the epitome of this leadership experience and set appropriate standards for the highest achievements at each grade level.