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The Girl Scouts has produced leaders who have excelled in every segment of our American life. The original research study by the Girl Scouts Research Institute, "Change it Up! What Girls Say About Redefining Leadership" found that 39% of girls want to be leaders, and that the desire to lead is higher among African-American (53%), Hispanic (50%), and Asian-American (59%) girls compared to Caucasian girls (34%).

 

Girl Scout Bronze Award - Highest Award for Girls in 4th or 5th grade

The Girl Scout Bronze Award, the highest honor a Junior Girl Scout 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 toward this award demonstrates her commitment to helping others, improving her community and the world, and becoming the best she can be. Below is a link to an overview of the requirements to earn the Girl Scout Bronze Award.  In order to fully understand what Girl Scouts of the Commonwealth of Virginia expect from girls, please refer to the Bronze Award girl guidelines, the Bronze Award Adult guide, and the FAQs. Once you have completed the process, please fill out the Bronze Award report form found below.   For more information, contact Mary Elmore at (804) 746-0590 ext. 372 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Girl Scout Silver Award - Highest Award for Girls in 6th-8th grade
The Girl Scout Silver Award represents a girl's accomplishments in Girl Scouting and her community as she grows and works to improve her life and the lives of others. The Girl Scout Silver Award Project can be undertaken when the Guidelines below have been completed. It can be done as an individual or with a group no more that three to four girls. If done with a group, a girl must be responsible for a specific part of the project and evaluate her contribution to the project and the group. For more information, contact Mary Elmore at (804) 746-0590 ext. 372 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Below is an overview of the requirements to earn the Girl Scout Silver Award.  In order to fully understand what councils expect from girls, please refer to the Silver Award girl guidelines, the Silver Award Adult guide, and the FAQs. Girls must be in 6th, 7th, or 8th grade (or equivalent) and a registered Girl Scout Cadette AND complete a Cadette Journey. Once completed, please fill out the Girl Scout Silver Award Final report found below.

 

Girl Scout Gold Award - Highest Award for girl in 9th-12th grade

Since 1916, Girl Scout’s highest award has stood for excellence and leadership for girls everywhere. You will be joining the ranks of generations of young women who have made a difference in their communities and beyond. The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest and most prestigious award that Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors can earn. Girls must be in 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade (or equivalent) and a registered Girl Scout Senior or Ambassador AND complete two Journeys (Senior or Ambassador) OR earn the Silver Award and complete one Senior or Ambassador Journey (Girl Scout Seniors complete Senior journeys and Girl Scout Ambassadors complete Ambassador journeys). The leadership skills, organizational skills, and sense of community and commitment that come from "going for the Gold" set the foundation for a lifetime of active citizenship.

Prior to attending a Review Committee Session, the Girl Scout must submit her Girl Scout Gold Award Project Proposal at least 4-6 week prior to her anticipated, pre-arranged appointment with the Review Committee.  The Girl Scout must receive written confirmation to attend the session with the Review Committee. Contact Mary Elmore at (804) 746-0590 ext. 372 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.

Below is the information you will need that will help you attain the pinnacle in Girl Scout leadership. For more information contact Mary Elmore at (804) 746-0590 ext. 372 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Also featured below is information from statewide agencies that could help a girl spark an idea for a Take Action Project.  

Procedures and Guidelines - GSUSA and GSCV resources referenced in the webinar and podcast.

Forms