The Girl Scout Bronze Award, the highest honor a Junior Girl Scout can earn, requires her to learn the leadership and planning skills necessary to follow through on a Take Action project that makes a positive impact on her community. Working towards this award demonstrates her commitment to helping others, improving her community and the world, and becoming the best she can be. Girls may work on the award individually or in a group.
Girls must be in 4th or 5th grade and a registered Girl Scout Junior. All of the requirements for the Bronze Award must be met before leaving Junior Girl Scouts. There is a suggest minimum of 20 hours to earn the Bronze Award. Did you know? The Girl Scout Bronze Award was created by a troop of Junior Girl Scouts from an individual council and introduced at Girl Scouts of the USA’s 2001 National Meeting of Presidents and Executive Directors in Savannah, Georgia. Requirements: Requirements can be found in the Girl Scout Bronze Award Guidelines for Girl Scout Juniors available at gs-top.org website, GSUSA’s web site girlscouts.org or at Council regional offices.
Read the Bronze Award project guidelines before deciding on a project. ? Work closely with a Girl Scout group leader/advisor to complete the requirements. ?
Follow all national and council guidelines for fund raising. ?
Follow all guidelines in Safety Activity Checkpoints. ?
Document personal work and hours put into the project, if done in a group. ?
Recruit a project advisor with special skills to help with the project. ?
Troop/Group Volunteer Guide for adults is available at gs-top.org or girlscouts.org. Completing the Award Leaders or advisors helping with the Bronze Award will decide if the girls have fulfilled the requirements and chosen an appropriate project.
Girls are not required to have projects approved by their Girl Scout council or anyone other than a leader or the person helping with the Girl Scout activities.
Leaders can purchase the Bronze Award for girls and present it during a special ceremony. No documentation is required in order to purchase a Bronze Award pin.
File a Bronze Award Project final Report: The final step after completing the requirements, is to complete a Final Report, make sure all signatures are complete and submit the final Report to your Regional Girl Scout office. After the report is received at the office, a leader or parent may purchase the Bronze Award pin at any Council shop. No further documentation is required.