Girl Scouts' Highest Awards


New Girl Scout Award Structure

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





Bronze Award


Silver Award

Gold Award

Juniors (grades 4-5)

Before September 30 of 6th grade year or 13th birthday (latest)

  • Prerequisite Junior journey completed
  • Team/troop project
  • One Final Report
  • Individual Hour logs
  • 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 the Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center.

Guidelines: For girls | For adults

Cadettes (grades 6-8)

Before September 30 of 9th grade year or 15th birthday (latest) 

  • 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. Silver Award Workshops for girls will be coming soon! All paperwork should be submitted at one time to the Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center.

Guidelines: For girls | For adults


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 | Initial Application  |  Final Report Form


Presidential Volunteer Service


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Girl Scout Bronze Award

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

Girl Scout Silver Award

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

Girl Scout Gold Award

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


Girl Scout Bronze Award

The Girl Scout Bronze Award will be a leadership adventure for you and more than half a million other Girl Scout Juniors across the country and around the world. The Bronze Award is the highest honor a Girl Scout Junior can achieve. As you and your troop or team plans and completes the project, you’ll develop more confidence, meet new people and have fun when you work with other Girl Scouts to make a difference in your community.

Girl Scout Silver Award 

The Girl Scout Silver Award is the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette can earn. Earning the Silver Award shows that you are a leader who is organized, determined and dedicated to improving your community.

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Since 1916, the Golden Eaglet now known as the Girl Scout Gold Award, has stood for excellence and leadership for girls everywhere. Join 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.


Final Submittal Deadlines:

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


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.

Questions? Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (210-349-2404/1-800-580-7247 ext. 221).

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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


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