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Girl Scouts' Highest Awards

Highest Awards

Every Girl Scout goes above and beyond to make a difference in her community and the greater world. The skills and experiences she gains along the way set her up for special recognition through the Gold, Silver, and Bronze Awards.

All three awards give girls the chance to do big things while supporting issues they care about.

As you earn one of Girl Scouts’ highest awards, you’ll change your corner of the world—and beyond. The possibilities are endless.

Q: Are there parent/volunteer/advisor trainings for the Girl Scout Silver Award and Girl Scout Gold Award?

A: No. As girl-led projects, providing girl only training gives the girls the opportunity to take full ownership and accountability for her project and progress.

Q: Does the Girl Scout Bronze Award have to be sustainable?

A: Yes. The Girl Scout Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards must show leadership and have an education and sustainability component. Sustainability is the component that distinguished the project as a Take Action project versus a Service Project.

Q: Can girls submit their Girl Scout Bronze Award, Silver Award and Gold Award reports via email?

A: It is HIGHLY suggested and preferred that the Girl Scout Bronze Award Final report and Silver Award Intent/Final Report be submitted in-person at either of our council locations (addresses below). With prior approval, Bronze Award and Silver Award reports will be accepted via email or fax.

Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center
Attn: Teen Girl Experience Specialist
811 N. Coker Loop, San Antonio, TX 78216
F: 210-349-2666

West Side Girl Scout Leadership Center
Attn: Teen Girl Experience Specialist
5622 W. Cesar Chavez Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78237
F: 210-349-2666

The Girl Scout Gold Award proposal/final report will only be accepted in-person at either Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas location.

All highest award forms will be accepted via US Postal Service; however, items must arrive complete at either of our council locations no later than the final deadline date.

Q: Why must my daughter/Girl Scout turn in her Gold Award Girl Scout Award 30-60 days prior to her project start date?

A: The review process for the Girl Scout Gold Award is completed by our Volunteer Gold Award Committee. This committee meets once every quarter. The calendar of review is below (and also noted on the Girl Scout Gold Award proposal.

Submission Deadline: Review Period**
October 15 November-January
January 15 (Celebrations deadline) February-April
April 15 May-July
July 15 August-October

** During the review period, girls will receive feedback and/approval of their project proposal or final report.

Q: What is the final deadline for the Girl Scout Bronze Award, Silver Award and Gold Awards?

A: The absolute final deadlines are as follows:

Bronze  No later than September 30 of her fifth-grade membership year.
Silver No later than September 30 of her eighth-grade membership year.
Gold No later than September 30 of the year she graduates high school or her 18th birthday, whichever is later.

 

Deadlines for submitting final reports to council for Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas Annual Celebrations Awards Ceremony have changed.

Gold Award: January 15 
Scholarship: 
April 15
Silver Award: 
March 15

For more information, contact customercare@girlscouts-swtx.org or 210-349-2404.

GoGold 2.0 web app coming soon!
The GoGold 2.0 web app*, a digital resource that girls can use to organize, manage and complete their Take Action project, will be released soon.

*NOTE: GSSWT uses GoGold 2.0 for submission of National Gold Award Girl Scout nominations only. Please complete and submit the forms provided below.