The Girl Scout Bronze Award is the highest honor a Junior Girl Scout, (grades 4th and 5th) can earn. The Girl Scout Bronze Award was created by a troop of Junior Girl Scouts from an individual council and introduced at Girl Scouts of the USA's 2001 National Meeting of Presidents and Executive Directors in Savannah, Ga.
Project approval is the responsibility of the troop/group advisor. There is no council approval necessary for the Bronze Award. Your Program Support Specialist can provide assistance and support or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org. Troop leaders should have girls complete the Bronze Award Project Reflection Worksheet to keep for their records.
After your project is complete, you should “register” your project online to notify council and pay a processing fee all in one step (note – Bronze Award pins cannot be purchased in person at the retail shop or through the online store – call 303-607-4863 if you are unable to use the eBiz online system or need financial assistance). The Bronze Award Pin and Certificate will be mailed to you within 10 days from when you submit the online registration.
The guidelines for the Bronze Award require the completion of one Junior Journey including the Take Action project part of the Journey. Detailed project information is provided in the Girl Guidelines and the Adult Guidelines.
The Bronze is a team or troop award. Juliettes can form their own team who do not have to be Girl Scouts. All of the requirements for the Bronze Award must be met before Sept. 30 of the year girls finish 5th grade. The Bronze Award is not a prerequisite for the Girl Scout Silver Award (for Girl Scouts 6th-8th grade) or the Girl Scout Gold Award (for Girl Scouts in 9th-12th grade).
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