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). 

  • Girl Scout Bronze Award pin
  • Girl Scout Silver Award pin
  • Girl Scout Gold Award pin

Also a given: as you earn one of Girl Scouting’s highest awards, you’ll change your corner of the world—and maybe even beyond. The possibilities are endless.

Want to see what others have done to earn their award? For inspiration, check out examples of Bronze, Silver, and Gold Award projects via Girl Scouts of the USA’s Map It: Girls Changing the World.


Sunday Sessions

GSKSMO HQ & Topeka Office
Girl Scouts, troops, adults and community advisors are invited to a monthly, open house-style forum to network and collaborate around highest awards! Staff and trained volunteers will be available to help coach and answer questions in a relaxed learning environment, Wi-Fi and limited printing resources will be available.

1-3pm: Juniors & Cadettes
3-5pm: Seniors & Ambassadors

Topeka Office
2-4pm: All levels

>>Register for a Sunday Session


Save the Date!

Inspire a Girl Expo & Gold Award Ceremony:
Sunday, March 29, 2020   Learn more >

Additional Awards

Girl Scouts has many ways to recognize your leadership, community service, and other accomplishments. Check out these other options below to see if you're eligible – or begin working to become eligible now!

Leadership Awards

National Leadership Awards are awards that girls can earn outside the scope of their normal Girl Scouting interaction. These awards require girls to spend additional time working with Girl Scouts or other organizations.

Girl Scout Leadership Awards Short N' Snappy

Mentoring Awards

When girls guide or teach others, they act as mentors. An exciting part of a Girl Scout’s development, teen mentoring is a win-win proposition! As teen mentors, Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors gain experience by sharing skills, testing knowledge and trying out new leadership roles. For the girls being mentored, it means a chance to be with and learn from teens – some of their favorite people.

Teens who earn mentoring awards are given a special opportunity to serve as champions for the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. As they serve in their roles, Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors can help grow awareness of all that Girl Scouting has to offer – Fun with a purpose: enjoyable and challenging activities that grow girls’ leadership in their daily lives and in the world.

Program Aide Training for Adult Leaders: 

Program Aide Short 'N Snappy Video
Program Aide Presentation
Program Aide Leader Guide
Program Aide Girl Guide 
Resource: How to Lead Games
Resource: Song Leading & Song Book



Religious Awards & Recognitions

Everything in Girl Scouting is based on the Girl Scout Promise and Law, which includes many of the principles and values common across religions. So while we are a secular organization, Girl Scouts has always encouraged girls to take spiritual journeys via their faiths' religious recognitions.

Religious Awards & Recognitions

Take Action Projects
What's a Take Action Project?

Take Action Project Mini-Grants:

GSKMO will be offering up to twenty (20) grants of up to $100.00 for Take Action projects.

Who May Apply?
Any Girl Scout troop or individual Girl Scout completing a Take Action Project including a Bronze, Silver or Gold Award Project.

Grant Requirements:
Recipients of funding agree to submit a short video (1-2 minutes) or photos that highlight the impact of their project. Videos and slide shows may be highlighted and shared through the council’s website or other social media sites.

Take Action Mini Grant Application

Questions: Email