Girl Scouts' Highest Awards

 

New Girl Scout Award Structure

The Girl Scout award structure and forms have been updated. All girls wishing to engage in a Girl Scout Bronze, Silver or Gold Award project, must follow the new award structure guidelines and use the updated forms. Those guidelines can be found here:

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Bronze Award

 

Silver Award

Gold Award

Juniors (grades 4-5)

Before September 30 of 6th grade

  • Prerequisite Junior Journey completed
  • Team/troop project
  • One Final Report
  • Individual Hour Log(s)
  • Minimum 20 hours

Girl Scout Leaders approve the project but girls are responsible for completing their individual hours and contributing to the Final Report.

Troop meetings are a perfect time for girls to discuss their Final Reports and finalize their Hour Logs.

All paperwork should be submitted at one time to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at (210) 349-2404 ext. 221.

Guidelines: For girls | For adults
Forms: Final Report

Cadettes (grades 6-8)

Before September 30 of 9th grade

  • Prerequisite Cadette Journey completed
  • Team/troop ≤ 4 girls or solo project
  • Individual Intent Form(s)
  • Individual Final Report(s)
  • Individual Hour Log(s)
  • Minimum 50 hours

Council approves the project but girls are responsible for planning and implementing their project as well as completing the paperwork individually.

Upcoming Silver Award Workshops are available for adults listed in the Pathways Guide. Register by calling Volunteer Services.

All paperwork should be submitted at one time to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  at (210) 349-2404 ext. 221. 

Guidelines: For girls | For adults

Forms: Intent Form | Final Report 

Seniors & Ambassadors (grades 9-12)

Before September 30 of graduating year or 18th birthday (latest)

  • Prerequisite 2 Journeys completed OR Silver Award & 1  Journey completed
  • Prerequisite Go Gold! Workshop
  • Solo project
  • Project Advisor
  • Individual Project Proposal
  • Individual Final Report
  • Individual Hour Log & other documentation
  • Minimum 80 hours

Gold Award Committee approves the project but girls are responsible for planning and implementing their project as well as completing the paperwork.

Go Gold! Workshops are listed in the Pathways Guide, register by calling Volunteer Services.

All paperwork should be submitted at one time to the Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center via hand delivery or U.S. mail at least 30-60 days prior.

Guidelines: Project Guide

Forms: Project Proposal | Final Report

 

Presidential Volunteer Service Awards (PVSA)

 

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Bronze Level PVSA

Kids (5-10): 26 to 49 hours
Teens (11-15): 50 to 74 hours

Young Adults (16-25): 100 to 174 hours

Adults (>26): 100 to 249 hours

Family & Groups: 200 to 499 hours

Silver Level PVSA

Kids (5-10): 50 to 74 hours
Teens (11-15): 75 to 99 hours

Young Adults (16-25): 175 to 249 hours

Adults (>26): 250 to 499 hours

Family & Groups: 500 to 999 hours

Gold Level PVSA

Kids (5-10): 75+ hours
Teens (11-15): 100+ hours

Young Adults (16-25): 250+ hours

Adults (>26): 500+ hours

Family & Groups: 1000+ hours

*All volunteer hours should be submitted to Council and counted between May 1 and April 30. Don't forget to include all hours from your higher award Take Action project. Hours may not be replicated for any other organization.

 

Final Submittal Deadlines:

  • Gold Award - January 15
  • Silver Award - April 25
  • Gold Presidential Award - April 30

Questions? Contact Hannah McGarrah (210-349-2404/1-800-580-7247 ext. 221).

 

Girl Scout Gold Award App coming soon!
The Gold Award app, a digital resource that girls can use to organize, manage and complete their Take Action project, will be released soon.

 

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Girl Scout Mission

Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.

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Girl Scout Promise

On my honor, I will try:
to serve God and my country,
to help people at all times,
and to live by the Girl Scout Law

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Our Locations

Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center
811 N. Coker Loop
San Antonio, Texas 78216
Tel: 210-349-2404

 

West Side Girl Scout Leadership Center
5622 Cesar Chavez Way
San Antonio, TX 78237
Tel: 210-319-5775