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Girl Scouts' Highest Awards

Highest Awards

Bronze. Silver. Gold. These represent the highest honors a Girl Scout can earn.

All three awards give you the chance to do big things while supporting an issue you care about. You might plant a community garden at your school or inspire others to eat healthy foods for your Bronze, advocate for animal rights for your Silver, or build a career network that encourages girls to become scientists and engineers for your Gold. Whatever you choose, you’ll inspire others (and yourself). 


Deadline Extended

Great news! Bridging Girl Scout Juniors, Cadettes and Ambassadors will have an extension through December 31, 2020, to earn Girl Scouts’ Highest Awards. This extension is for 5th grade Juniors who will be Girl Scout Cadettes and have renewed their membership, 8th grade Cadettes who will be Seniors and have renewed their membership, and 12th grade Ambassadors who will bridge to adults and renewed their membership. This extension allows girls to continue working on their award project through our new December deadline, which means their projects must have been started prior to September 30, 2020. Girls must be registered for membership year 2021 to earn the award.

Also a given: as you earn one of Girl Scouts’ highest awards, you’ll change your corner of the world—and beyond. The possibilities are endless.

Want to see 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.


See what it takes to earn your gold award, the highest honor and achievement a girl can earn in Girl Scouts here.