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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

Millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition. Each year, during the first week in October, health organizations mobilize for Mental Illness Awareness Week with the overall objective of uplifting awareness of mental health issues and sharing resources and support. After experiencing many of her peers’ battles with mental health, Girl Scout Isha Deol, a senior at Lafayette High School, devoted her Gold Award project to bringing mental health awareness and suicide prevention to the student and staff population at her school district. Doel started Mission Health Awareness (Mission MHA), a student-led initiative that seeks to build upon current mental health resources in place in the Rockwood School District. 

The main goal of Mission MHA is to improve mental health training and education for teachers, make current resources that the district provides more accessible, increase awareness of these resources among students and get mental health professionals more involved in schools. Her Gold Award project has been incorporated into all four of the Rockwood School district high schools.

She made a change, by being in the news, school publications, talking to students and staff in the Rockwood School District, and being heard by school staff and administrators. She is proud of what the Mission MHA organization has achieved and knows that there is more to come in the Rockwood and Lafayette community.

She hopes that at least one person who learned about the mental health resources that exist in the school community got the help they needed and decided to keep going and not give up if they were feeling like taking their own life.

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.

November 11, 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 Ally Roehl or call 314.592.2341.

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.