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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

This award was established upon the retirement of Buck Harris, a former executive director of the Virginia Tidewater Girl Scout Council. Buck dedicated her life to providing the finest in camping and outdoor education programs Her friends felt that this award would be an appropriate way to honor her. The Buck Harris fund was established with the understanding that the principal is never to be used, only the interest that is accrued.

The award is presented at the Girl Awards Celebration each year and consists of a framed certificate and a certificate towards attending a GSCCC sponsored summer camp. One Girl Scout will be selected and honored in this manner. All other nominees will receive a nominee certificate.

To qualify for the award, a girl must be nominated by the girls in her troop, group or service unit or by an adult who is aware of her qualifications. As girls decide on their nominee, help them understand this is more than a popularity contest.

Nominators should see the Girl Scout nominee as a person who has an awareness of herself as a unique person of worth; relates to others with sensitivity and respect for their needs, feelings, and contributions; has developed values that give meaning and direction to her life; and uses her skills and talents to serve the community in some way.

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. Click here to 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.