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High Awards and Take Action

High Awards and Take Action


Highest Awards Fact Sheet

The Highest Awards in Girl Scouting are founded on the Girl Scout Promise and Law. This foundation is further developed through the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, giving girls specific knowledge, skills, attitudes, behaviors and values identified with leadership; encouraging girls to discover themselves, develop their values, explore the world, and connect with others locally and globally and guiding them to think critically and Take Action to make the world a better place. 

 

GIRL SCOUT BRONZE  AWARD

GIRL SCOUT SILVER AWARD

          GIRL SCOUT GOLD           AWARD

GIRLS
  •  Juniors 4TH & 5TH grade
  • Girls may work as a troop on the project
  • Cadette 6th, 7th & 8th grade
  • Girls must work in small groups of 2-4
  • Senior/Ambassador 9th-12th grade
  • Girls must work individually
PREREQUISITES
PROJECT PLAN SUBMISSION & APPROVAL
Project is developed and approved with leader/advisor
Project is developed and approved with leader/advisor
  • Project Proposal is submitted via GoGold Online
  • Girl interviews with Gold Award Committee before starting project.
TAKE ACTION PROJECT
May benefit Girl Scouts or community
Must benefit the community
 Must benefit the community
SUSTAINABLE
Girl discuss and brainstorm sustainable possibilities
Girls demonstrate knowledge of sustainability
Sustainability plan is included in project plan and final report.
GLOBAL CONNECTION
GIrls discuss and brainstorm global connection
Girls demonstrate an understanding of the global connection
Girl identifies a nationa/global link to their selected issue. They develop a plan to share their result beyond their local community.
ADULT ADVISORS
Project Community Advisor with expertise in the issue girl choose is optional
Project Community Advisor with expertise in issue girls choose is suggested
  • Project Community Advisor with expertise in issue girl chooses is requred
  • A Gold Award Committee Mentor is asssiged and required
FINAL REPORTCOUNCIL NOTIFICATION
  • Troop leader/advisor collects final reflection, notifies council online
  • Pin ordered at time of notification online
  • Girl submits Final Report at GoGold online.
  • Girl is required to make a final presentation to the Gold Award Committee.
  • Pin presented at spring celebration, or mailed to family
CELEBRATION
  • Girls and families will be invited to regional celebrations each spring (Only those notify Council by March 1 deadline)
  • Girls will be listed  in Annual Highest Award Booklet
  • Girls and families will be invited to regional celebrations each spring (Only those notify Council by March 1 deadline)
  • Girls will be listed in Annual Highest Award Booklet
  • Girls and families will be invited to regional celebrations each spring (Only those who successfully present to Committee by March 1 deadline)
  • Project will be featured in the annual Highest Award Booket and on the GSCO Blog
  • Annual day at the capitol event in Denver each Spring

 

DEADLINES

September 30th the year you finish 5th grade

(Council notification deadline of March 1st required for booklet and spring events)

September 30th the year you finish 8th grade

(Council notification deadline of March 1st required for booklet and spring events)

September 30th the year you graduate high school

(Council notification deadline of March 1st required for booklet and spring events)

 

MONEY EARNING

 

Troop money earning guidance and checklist

 

Troop money earning guidance and checklist

 

 

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