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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

May is National Teen Self Esteem Month, a month dedicated to raising awareness on the importance of ensuring teens are self-aware and feel confident about themselves and their abilities. Mental wellbeing is of paramount importance during this crucial time in young peoples’ lives. Coumba Diallo, a student at MICDS, saw an opportunity to support the mental health of her peers and make a positive impact in her community to earn her Gold Award.

Diallo partnered with the Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition to provide a creative outlet for teens in foster care to promote expression and mental health stability. Diallo began by collecting art supplies, writing art prompts on cards and assembling 150 art kits. She then invited teens who used the art kits to submit their artwork for a virtual exhibition that Diallo organized for the public. Finally, Diallo coordinated with a teaching artist and facilitated ten virtual painting workshops with children in St. Louis, Senegal. Diallo took photos and footage from the workshops and created a video to post on YouTube.

Through her project, Diallo reached more than 100 teens and provided them with tools for self-expression. To ensure her project will continue in the future, Diallo provided an instructional guidebook to the Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition to continue assembling and handing out her art kits.

“The experience of completing my Gold Award has been irreplaceable to say the least,” Diallo said. “The amount of people that I have been able to reach with my project continues to astonish me. The Gold Award really encourages you to go out and foster relationships both in your community and beyond.”

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.

June 17, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Register in advance for this meeting
July 20, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Register in advance for this meeting
August 8, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Register in advance for this meeting
September 6, 6:00 pm – 8:00 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, contact Whitney Fleming, Program Manager of Highest Awards at 314.592.2341.

Meet the Highest Awards are an opportunity for girls to familiarize themselves with the components of the Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards, while also providing the time to ask questions and gain information on upcoming journeys. Meet The Highest Awards are not training and may not be attended in place of training. However, after attending Meet The Highest Awards, girls will gain a greater understanding of their next steps, and will be prepared to attend training.

Highest Awards at Camp

We are thrilled that you are interested in doing a Bronze, Silver or Gold Award project that will benefit that camp community. Once you have identified your root cause and created your project plan, the next step is to submit your details for approval.

  • Our internal committee meets at the end of each month to review project plans. Once reviewed, your project will either be approved as is or might need a few revisions before you get started. We want to ensure all projects meet the standards for our awards and multiple groups/girls aren't working to address the same root cause. 
  • Once approval is given, you will be connected with a contact at camp and direction on how to schedule your visits.
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If you have any questions please contact the Program Manager of Highest Awards, Whitney Fleming at wfleming@girlscoutsem.org or 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.