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Bronze Award

The Girl Scout Bronze Award

The Girl Scout Bronze Award is a leadership adventure and the highest honor a Girl Scout Junior can achieve. As Girl Scouts and their teams plan and complete their projects, they'll develop 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 dedicating a minimum of 20 hours towards a Take Action project that addresses a community need. 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.

Download the Bronze Award Guidelines to learn more.


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.

Steps Toward Completing the Girl Scout Bronze Award
  1. Build your Girl Scout Junior team.
  2. Explore your community and identify an issue.
  3. Choose your bronze award project.
  4. Make a plan to address the issue.
  5. Put your plan in motion.
  6. Spread the word.

Special Note to Leaders:

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

For more information, email customercare@girlscoutsnyc.org.