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Bronze Award

The Girl Scout Bronze Award

A leadership adventure and the highest honor a Girl Scout Junior can achieve.

As girls and their teams plan and complete their projects, they'll develop more confidence, meet new people, and have the kind of fun that happens when you work with other Girl Scouts to make a difference.

Earning the Girl Scout Bronze Award involves completing a Girl Scout Journey, and then dedicating a minimum of 20 hours towards a Take Action project that addresses a need in the community. These hours can be spent building the Bronze Award team, exploring the community, choosing the project, planning it, putting the plan in motion, and spreading the word about the project. A Girl Scout Junior will earn her award with courage, confidence, and character to make a difference in the world.

Download the Bronze Award Guidelines to find out how.

COVID-19 Updates

Deadline to submit Highest Awards project for 2020 graduates of 12th grade (Gold) 8th grade (Silver) and 5th grade (Bronze) is Monday, February 22, 2021.

How to earn the Bronze Award:

Girl Scouts implement a 20-hour (minimum) take action project that will have a great impact on their community. Troops should keep an accurate time log recording hours for their project. Once the criteria has been met, Troop Leaders/Caregivers are required to complete the Bronze Award Submission Form answering the following questions.

  1. What was the issue that this Bronze Award addressed?
  2. Describe the project. What did girls do? How were the repsonsibilities divided?
  3. How did the project help the community and who was your target audience?
  4. What was the most successful part of your project and why?
  5. What would you do differently?
Complete Prerequisites

Junior Girl Scouts may complete anyone of the following journeys to satisfy this requirement: Agent of Change, aMuse, Get Moving, Think Like an Engineer, and Think Like a Programmer. You may visit the Virtual Girl Scout Leadership Experience to access these materials.

Steps Toward Completing the Girl Scout Bronze Award

Build your Girl Scout Junior team.


Explore your community and identify an issue.


Choose your Bronze Award project.


Make a plan to address the issue.


Put your plan in motion.


Spread the word.

Special Note to Leaders:

Once your Girl Scouts have completed their Gold Award Project, add their projects to the GSUSA Girl Changing the World Map.

For more information on the Bronze Award, and for upcoming training dates, please contact Marlinda Cesar.