Awards and Badges

Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards

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The Girl Scout Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards are the highest awards a Girl Scout can earn and brings together all the experiences of a Girl Scout into a meaningful achievement.  Working toward obtaining this award demonstrates her commitment to helping others, improving her community and the world, and becoming the best she can be.    Girls team up with others and use their special skills and interests to take action and make a difference in the world!

Here are the steps to earn a Girl Scout Bronze, Silver or Gold Award:

  1. Go on a Girl Scout Journey
  2. Attend a training session
  3. Build your team
  4. Explore your community
  5. Choose your project
  6. Make a plan
  7. Get your plan approved
  8. Put your plan in motion
  9. Spread the word

Other Badges and Awards

Girls can choose from dozens of badges and awards at every level in

  • Leadership Journey Awards
  • Skill Building Badges
  • Girls’ Choice Badges
  • Legacy National Proficiency Badges
  • Financial Literacy Badges
  • Cookie Business Badges
  • Special Opportunity Awards
  • Meritorious Service Awards
  • Showing You Belong Badges
  • Mentoring Awards

Get a complete listing of available badges by grade level.

Here’s a visual guide to placing awards, badges, patches, and pins.

Here's a small sample of the many badges Girl Scouts can earn


In a Girl Scout Journey, awards link experiences, discussions, and ideas that girls explore together. As Girl Scouts progress from Daisy to Ambassador, their awards symbolize new and higher levels of achievement—and ultimately a deeper understanding of what it means to be a leader.  All the steps girls take toward earning awards are built into each Journey. Guidebooks for parents and adult volunteers also suggest meaningful ways to help girls celebrate earning awards and reflect on their accomplishments. Everything girls do on Leadership Journeys is aimed at giving them the benefits of the Girl Scout Three Keys to Leadership: Discover, Connect, Take Action.

How It Works:

  • A girl Discovers her special skills and talents, finds the confidence to set challenging goals for herself, and strives to live by her values.
  • She Connects with others, learns how to team up, solve conflicts, and have healthy relationships.
  •  Then, she Takes Action to make the world a better place, learning about her community and the world in the process.

To bring the Girl Scout Leadership Experience to life, activities are often led by girls themselves, feature cooperative learning, and highlight learning by doing. Each Journey is carefully designed to teach girls to come up with their own ideas, build teams, realize their full potential, and experience the joy of making a positive impact.

There are three series of Journeys to choose from at every grade level:

It’s Your World—Change It!

The "It's Your World—Change it!" Journey

It’s Your Planet—Love It!

The "It's Your Planet—Love It!" Journey

It’s Your Story—Tell It!

The "It's Your Story—Tell It!" Journey