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Girl Scout Traditions: Highest Awards

Gold. Silver. Bronze. No, it’s not an Olympic event, it’s the Girl Scouts’ Highest Awards! These awards represent the highest honor a Girl Scout can earn for her age level and are enjoying their centennial in 2016. That’s 100 years of amazing girls, ambitious projects, and communities impacted. All three awards give girls the chance to do big things while making a difference for a good cause. Whether you want to organize a “friends of the park” club and inspire others to keep our park beautiful for your Bronze, build a network of women in STEM fields to mentor girls in your community who want to pursue science and engineering careers for your Silver, or establish a nature preserve to promote biodiversity for your Gold, you’ll inspire others (and yourself). Not sure how to earn the award for your troop’s age level? Check out this previous post of What To Do for a Highest Award and set your Girl Scouts on the path to excellence as they join this century long tradition.

Are you Girl Scout Gold? Celebrate with us! If you’ve earned a 15_GA-Cent_WhiteGold-400pxwGirl Scout Highest Award (regardless of if it was called First Class, Curved Bar, or the Golden Eaglet) you’re part of an elite group of women we call our Girl Scout Gold, who found the greatness inside themselves and shared their ideas and passions with their communities, and we want to invite you to join us as we celebrate in 2016. Attend one of our regional Upcoming Events (dates and locations forthcoming), connect with our alumnae community, or share your story! Here’s to another 100 years of extraordinary girls and exceptional projects. We’re so proud to be part of a movement that encourages youth to take the lead in making their corner of the world a better place and hope you are too!