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Girl Scouts' Highest Awards

Highest Awards

Bronze. Silver. Gold. These represent the highest honors a Girl Scout can earn.

All three awards give you the chance to do big things while supporting an issue you care about. You might plant a community garden at your school or inspire others to eat healthy foods for your Bronze, advocate for animal rights for your Silver, or build a career network that encourages girls to become scientists and engineers for your Gold. Whatever you choose, you’ll inspire others (and yourself). 

Highest Awards Spotlight
Highest Awards Spotlight

Since 2001, the third week in January has been observed as Hunt for Happiness Week. This week recognizes the post-holiday blues and encourages everyone to create happy moments throughout their local communities. For one Ballwin, MO Girl Scout troop, they saw an opportunity to spread happiness within their Girl Scout family and the community at large for their Bronze Award Project. The Girl Scout Bronze Award, the highest honor a Girl Scout Junior can achieve, allows girls in 4th and 5th grade to team up to make a difference in their community, learn important leadership skills and watch how seemingly small actions make a big difference.

Emily

Emily

Jillian

Jillian

Layla

Layla

Noelle

Noelle

Emily, Jillian, Layla and Noelle held a Care Fair to teach their younger Girl Scouts sisters how they can help others. These young leaders each identified a way to care for their community and then planned a short presentation and activity for their fair. During their Care Fair, the girls led their participants to make blankets for Project Linus, make dog toys for Stray Rescue, do a simulated water clean-up and learn about Stream Teams, and donate soda tabs to Ronald McDonald House. The girls also shared presentations on disability awareness and organizations that help with persons with disabilities and the importance of personal hygiene in limiting the spread of viruses. Finally, the girls designed and produced their own custom patch that each attendee received after the Care Fair. 

“We all had different ideas of what we wanted our project to be, but when we put our heads together, we were able to combine them all together,” said Jillian.

“[I wanted to earn the Girl Scout Bronze Award because] it was something new to try and an opportunity to teach others,” said Emily.

Meet the Higher Awards Sessions
Meet the Higher Awards

Join us for our new program: Meet the Higher Awards via Zoom!
We invite you to come discover these prestigious awards and find out how to get your girls started! During this meeting you will hear from the Highest Awards Committee and young women who have earned the awards. These virtual events are open to troop leaders, parents and girls.

Please register below (via Zoom) if you plan on attending.

February 16, 6:00 pm – 8:15 pm Register in advance for this meeting
March 17, 6:00 pm – 8:15 pm Register in advance for this meeting

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

This will be 30-45 minute presentation with questions.

For more information, email Nicole Dalton or call 314.592.2370.

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

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Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri recognizes girls committed to Girl Scouting that have reached a milestone of ten years, thirteen years or are a Graduating Senior.  To receive a certificate to document this commitment, download the Milestones Form and submit to the council office by March 1.