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Other Girl Awards

Girls can earn certain award badges and pins by meeting the requirements for the corresponding award. Other honors require nominations, either by peers, or by an adult who is familiar with how a girl exemplifies courage, confidence and character in her everyday life.

View a complete list of GSUSA Awards, Badges, Emblems, and Other Insignia.

Buck Harris Award

The Buck Harris Award was established upon the retirement of Buck Harris, a former executive director of the Virginia Tidewater Girl Scout Council—which later became Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast. Buck dedicated her life to providing girls with the finest in camping and outdoor program. This award is presented each year to a girl who has a love for the outdoors and lives the Girl Scout Promise and Law in her daily life. The award is presented at GSCCC’s annual Girls Award celebration. The recipient will receive a framed certificate and will be able to select a week at a GSCCC-sponsored summer camp. Complete the nomination packet and submit by January 15, 2022.

Buck Harris Award Brochure

Buck Harris Award Nomination Form 

For questions about the Buck Harris Award contact Customer Care.

Community Service Bars

Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors can earn the Community Service Bar for providing service in their community and for service to Girl Scouts. Pre-approval of your community service agency is not required. Complete this survey to submit your completed community service hours to Council.

Girl Scout Program Aide Award

Program Aide is a national mentoring award earned by Girl Scout Cadettes. A Program Aide is a girl who uses leadership skills to share her interests and experiences with younger girls in a troop, group or camp setting.

Steps to earn the Girl Scout Program Aide Award:

1. Earn one Leadership in Action (LIA) Award. The LIA Award is earned by working with a Girl Scout Brownie troop on one of the three Journeys. Information on the LIA Award is in each Brownie Journey Adult Guide.

2. View the Program Aide online training. Once you have completed viewing the training, print the last slide, complete it, and email it to

3. Work directly with younger girls over six activity sessions. This is in addition to step one. Girl Scout Cadettes can work with a troop or at a Council activity directly serving younger girls.

4. Once you have completed steps 1–3, complete this form to submit your completed Program Aide Award to Council.

Girl Scout Summit Award

The Girl Scout Summit Award is earned by completing three of the available Girl Scout Journeys in each grade level.  Girls may earn this award for each grade level in Girl Scouting.

To request recognition for the Girl Scout Summit Award, complete this survey. When we receive your completed survey, a Girl Scout Summit Award certificate signed by GSCCC's CEO, Tracy Keller, will be sent to the girls. Award recognition will be mailed to the leader’s address. Please allow up to four weeks for delivery. For additional information contact us.