Girl Scout Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards Conference Call

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					           Girl Scout
Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards
       Conference Call
             2009
            Agenda

•Overview of the New Approach

•Transition Planning

•GSCNC’s new Gold Award
process
The Girl Scout Leadership Experience
Girl Scout Leadership Journeys
   Girl Scout Bronze Award

     Troop or Group

Junior Journey prerequisite

   Then 20 suggested
   minimum hours for
   Take Action project
   Girl Scout Bronze Award

 Community Observation

   Understanding of
Sustainability and Global

Learning by Reflection and
    Sharing of Results
        Girl Scout Silver Award

    Individual or Small Group

  Cadette Journey Prerequisite

Then 50 Suggested Minimum Hours
      for Take Action Project
          Girl Scout Silver Award

        Community Mapping

Planning for Sustainability and Global

Learning by Reflection and Sharing of
              Results
Girl Scout Gold Award
       Prerequisite of

       Two Journeys
            OR
One Journey and Silver Award

  Then suggested 80 hour
         minimum
         Girl Scout Gold Award

    Meet the
  Standards of
   Excellence
    using the
    Girl Scout
Gold Award Toolkit
  The Awards Before                                                  The Awards
     Summer 2009                                                    Summer 2009
Focused on leadership but no standard or               Aligned to the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Each
outcomes.                                              grade level guidelines offers an experience for girls to
                                                       develop leadership skills/achieve the girl outcomes and
                                                       to have impact in the community.
Prerequisites include Girl Scout Interest Patches,     Journeys, a nationally consistent foundation on which
Badges. Career and leadership awards are pre-          girls build, are the only prerequisite as follows.
requisites at the silver and gold levels.
Individual or Group Project Possible at every          Bronze level girls -- troop or group.
grade level.                                           Silver level -- small group or an individual project.
                                                       Gold - individual
Progression defined at the prerequisite level not by   Take Action Project Differentiation
project.
Sustainability not clearly identified/outlined.        Sustainability outlined.
                                                       Bronze - After the project is complete, girls develop an
                                                       understanding of sustainability by talking together about
                                                       how solutions can be lasting.
                                                       Silver - Girls demonstrate an understanding of
                                                       sustainability in the project plan and implementation.
                                                       Gold - Take Action Project includes provisions to ensure
                                                       sustainability.
  The Awards Before                                The Awards
     Summer 2009                                  Summer 2009
Global not addressed.                Bronze - After the project is complete, girls develop an
                                     understanding of the wider world by talking together
                                     about how others may experience the same problem that
                                     their project helped resolve.

                                     Silver - Girls connect with new friends outside their
                                     immediate community, learn how others have solved
                                     similar problems and determine if the ideas of others can
                                     help with their plan.

                                     Gold - Girls identify national and/or global links to their
                                     selected issue. They learn from others and develop a
                                     plan to share the results of their project beyond the local
                                     community.
Required Hours at each Grade Level   Suggested Hours at each Grade Level
Bronze - 15 hours                    Bronze – 20 suggested minimum hours
Silver – 40 hours                    Silver - 50 suggested minimum hours
Gold – 65 hours                      Gold – 80 suggested minimum hours
Delivery
 •Micro Site Plans
 •OCN
Transition
 New GSCNC Gold Award Process
• Five Regional Panels
  – Washington, DC
  – Lorton, VA
  – Leesburg, VA
  – Hughesville, MD
  – Winchester, VA
 New GSCNC Gold Award Process
• Girl-Led
  – Who is a girl’s best advocate? HERSELF!
  – Presentations
     • 15-second “Quick Pitches”
     • Opportunity to answer questions from small panel
       in a supportive environment
     • Smaller issues can be resolved at the meeting
 New GSCNC Gold Award Process
• Volunteer-Supported
  – Regional Panels
    • Set appointments
    • Meet with girls
    • Serve as mentors
        Learning Opportunities
       www.gscnc.org/bsg.html

• Adult Guides for each Award/FAQs

• Gold Award Workshops

• Content Expert Conference Calls
            What Girls Tell Us

“All of my work paid off. I felt pure happiness to
         see how much I accomplished.”

    “I had to step out of my comfort zone in
completing this project, and it was a really great
 feeling knowing that I was able to do that.”
        For more information
• Website: www.gscnc.org/bsg.html
• Contact:
  – Caroline Schreiber, Teen Program Specialist
    • cschreiber@gscnc.org
    • x236
  – Brigid Howe, Manager, Program Services
    • bhowe@gscnc.org
    • x211