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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. However, there are adult resources available on the GSSWT website and upon request.

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.

Do girls/groups/troops have to submit a Bronze Award proposal prior to starting their project?

There is no pre-approval process, you only need to submit a final approval. Simply keep in mind and ensure the girls' project(s) include the following components:

  • A leadership component - meaning each girl maintains a leadership role and takes charge of a portion of the project.
  • An educational component - How are the girls teaching the community about their project? What is their plan to get the community involved, so someone will be willing to step in and help make it bigger and more sustainable than they could have imagined and getting the community involved?
  • A sustainability component - How do they plan to keep the project going once they are done? Will, someone/a group committed to maintaining the project after the girls put on the final touches?

Remember: A take-action project - Bronze Award project - IS NOT primarily donation in nature. It MUST meet the criteria above and have a LASTING IMPACT.

The "Official" Requirements:
Earning the Bronze Award involves completing a journey and a minimum of 20 hours per scout, which includes creating her “sustainable “Take Action” plan, putting it in motion and completing her project.

NOTE: Journey hours DO NOT count towards the Bronze Award hours.

 

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

ALL award submissions will now be accepted via email.

  • Yes, this includes Gold Award. In fact, Gold Award Girls may begin using  GoGold 2.0 to submit your project proposals AND final reports.
    • Yes, the Gold Award Workshop will still be required. We are working hard to get a virtual workshop made available.
    • There will be additional GSSWT supplements to complete within the GoGold system as part of your application.
  • Don’t submit just your forms!  Include links websites or videos that were created as part of the project. Add 3-5 pictures! We love those. (Remember, the last page of the forms are a media release, so we can recognize your work on council social media.

Email them to  customercare@girlscouts-swtx.org
Simply enter Bronze, Silver, or Gold Award Submission in the subject.

 

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.


NEW:

  • ALL award submissions will now be accepted via email.
    • Yes, this includes Gold Award. In fact, Gold Award Girls may begin using  GoGold 2.0 to submit your project proposals AND final reports.
      • Yes, the Gold Award Workshop will still be required.
    • Don’t submit just your forms!  Include links websites or videos that were created as part of the project. Add 3-5 pictures! We love those. (Remember, the last page of the forms are a media release, so we can recognize your work on council social media.

Email them to  customercare@girlscouts-swtx.org
Simply enter Bronze, Silver, or Gold Award Submission in the subject.