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					                   Girl Scout Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards, at a Glance

AWARDS                               GIRL SCOUT                                 GIRL SCOUT                               GIRL SCOUT
                                   BRONZE AWARD®                             SILVER AWARD®                              GOLD AWARD®
GRADE                      Girls must be in 4th or 5th grade and a   Girls must be in 6th, 7th, or 8th grade   Girls must be in 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th
                           registered Girl Scout Junior              and a registered Girl Scout Cadette       grade and a registered Girl Scout
                                                                                                               Senior or Ambassador
OVERVIEW                        Complete a Junior Journey               Complete a Cadette Journey            Complete two Journeys (Senior
                                Be part of a troop or group             Work as an individual or in a             or Ambassador) or
                                 where girls take the lead                small group where girls take the          Earn the Silver Award and
                                Take action on a community               lead                                      complete one Senior or
                                 issue the troop or group cares          Take action on a community                Ambassador Journey
                                 about                                    issue that the girls care about       Individually girl led; girl selects
                                Help and guidance provided by           Help and guidance provided by             and recruits Project Advisor
                                 troop/group volunteer                    troop/group volunteer                 Take action on a community
                                Suggested hours included in the         Suggested hours included in the           issue the girl cares about
                                 girl, adult, and council material        girl, adult, and council material     Help and guidance provided by
                                *Council approval needed for            *Council approval needed for any          Project Advisor
                                 any money earning                        money earning                         Suggested hours included in the
                                                                                                                    girl, adult, and council material
                                                                                                                *Council approval needed for
                                                                                                                    any money earning
TAKE ACTION                Group Take Action Project focuses         Individual or group Take Action           Individual Take Action Project that
PROJECT                    on something the girls care about         Project that makes the local              makes a lasting difference in the
                           that they would like to improve           neighborhood or community better.         local community, region, or beyond.
                           within their Girl Scout or local
                           community.

                           Puts the Promise and Law into             Puts the Promise and Law into action      Puts the Promise and Law into
                           action                                                                              action
SUSTAINABLE                After the project is complete, girls      Girls demonstrate an understanding        Take Action Project includes
                           develop an understanding of               of sustainability in the project plan     provisions to ensure sustainability.
                           sustainability by talking together        and implementation.
                           about how solutions can be lasting.

GLOBAL                     After the project is complete, girls      Girls connect with new friends            Girls identify national and/or global
                           develop an understanding of the           outside their immediate community,        links to their selected issue. They
                           wider world by talking together           learn how others have solved similar      learn from others and develop a
                           about how others may experience           problems and determine if the ideas       plan to share the results of their
                           the same problem that their project       of others can help with their plan.       project beyond the local
                           helped resolve.                                                                     community.
PROJECT                    Troop/Group Volunteer                     Troop/Group Volunteer                     Council or Council’s Gold Award
APPROVAL                                                                                                       Committee
RESOURCES                       Junior Journey                          Cadette Journey                          Senior and/or Ambassador
                                Bronze Award guidelines on              Silver Award guidelines on                Journeys
                                 GSUSA Web site                           GSUSA Web site                           Gold Award guidelines on
                                Adult guide on GSUSA Web site           Adult guide on GSUSA Web site             GSUSA Web site
                                Council guide on the OCN                Council guide on the OCN                 Adult guide on GSUSA Web site
                                Council learning opportunities          Council learning opportunities           Council guide on the OCN
                                                                                                                   Council learning opportunities
*Adhere to guidelines in the Volunteer Packet and Safety-Wise

TRANSITION – THERE IS A 2 YEAR TRANSITION PERIOD. THESE GUIDELINES BECOME OFFICIAL IN OCTOBER 2011
(BEGINNING OF 2012 MEMBERSHIP YEAR). IF THE MAJORITY OF WORK WILL BE DONE DURING THE 2012 MEMBERSHIP
YEAR, THESE NEW GUIDELINES SHOULD BE USED.




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