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Girl Scouts' Highest Awards

Highest Awards

Important Information for 2020

Highest Awards Deadline

Many Bronze, Silver and Gold Award project plans have been impacted because of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Because of this,  Girl Scouts is offering a special deadline extension for girls currently in the process of earning these awards. Recognizing that many schools, youth activities and community gatherings have been suspended, and that we are navigating a period of rapid change, Girl Scouts is offering a three-month extension from Sept. 30 to December 31, 2020, to provide flexibility for Girl Scout Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors earning Girl Scouts’ Highest Awards. This is particularly relevant for 5th grade Juniors, 8th grade Cadettes, and 12th grade Ambassadors who will bridge to the next program age level officially on September 30, 2020 and typically would be no longer eligible to earn the Bronze, Silver or Gold Award, respectively.

Support girls to adjust their highest award projects.
The safety and health of our Girl Scouts is our top priority. We urge Girl Scout families to take the time they need to acclimate without the added stress of impending deadlines. Then, when girls are ready, let’s encourage them to flex their problem-solving muscles and adjust how they plan and implement their projects, rather than put their projects on hold.  This will show girls that we’re confident in their ability to be the change our community needs through this crisis. 

2021 Highest Awards Celebration Deadlines

GSKWR has made the decision to offer a special deadline extension to attend the 2021 Highest Award Ceremonies. We are offering the following extensions:

- Gold Award extension is from Jan. 15, 2021 to April 15, 2021. The ceremony is scheduled to take place in June 2021 - more details coming soon.

- Bronze and Silver Award extension is from March 15, 2021 to July 15, 2021. The ceremony is scheduled to take place in September 2021 - more details coming soon.

Please reach out to or with any questions. 

Changes to the Silver and Gold Award

We are pleased to announce a change in requirements for the Girl Scout Silver Award and the Girl Scout Gold Award. Girls may now do final projects that benefit the Girl Scout community.  Read the full announcement and learn more about the changes here.

Every Girl Scout goes above and beyond to make a difference in her community and the greater world. The skills and experiences she gains along the way set her up for special recognition through the Gold, Silver, and Bronze Awards.

All three awards give girls the chance to do big things while supporting issues they care about.

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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