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Additional Awards

Girl Scouts has many ways to recognize your leadership, community service, and other accomplishments. Check out these other options below to see if you're eligible – or begin working to become eligible now!
 

Community Service Bars
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As a Girl Scout Cadette, Girl Scout Senior, or Girl Scout Ambassador, you are eligible to earn a total of three Community Service bars. When you volunteer at least 20 hours to a community organization, you can earn the Community Service Bar.

Requirements for earning this award can be found in The Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting handbook (page 26 for Cadettes, page 28 for Seniors, and page 26 for Ambassadors).

Community Service Bar Packet
Community Service Bar Completion Form

Counselor-in-Training (CIT) I & II Award
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Girls can help prepare our next generation of leaders through training in youth development, group dynamics, safety and outdoor living. In addition to these workshops, there is also hands-on practical experience working directly with younger girls. The CIT program is designed to teach participants the basics of developing and delivering camp programs, as well as information on camp operations–perfect for aspiring camp counselors!

Requirements for earning this award can be found in The Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting handbook (page 32 for Seniors, and page 29 for Ambassadors).

Faith-Based Awards
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All girls can learn what their faith and Girl Scouting have in common through earning faith based awards including the My Promise, My Faith pin and Religious Recognitions. Learn more in Girls Guide to Girl Scouting and www.praypub.org.

Requirements for earning this award can be found in The Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting handbook (p age 20 for Daisy, page 37 for Brownie, page 35 for Junior,  page 32 for Cadettes, page 34 for Seniors, page 32 for Ambassadors).

Junior Aide Award
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Juniors can earn this award by making and completing a plan to guide Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies, or bridging Brownies on one of their journeys.

Requirements for earning this award can be found in the Junior Handbook (page 33).

Leader in Action Award
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Girl Scout Cadettes can earn a Leader in Action (LiA) award by assisting a Girl Scout Brownie group on any of their National Leadership Journeys.

Leader in Action (LiA) information can be found in Girl Scout Brownie Leader Guide. The LiA Award will be available soon. The requirements will mimic current LiA awards, so girls can begin work toward it now, if they choose.

Lifesaving Awards
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Medal of Honor

This award is given to a girl who has shown presence of mind and true Girl Scout spirit saving life or attempting to save life without risk to the candidate’s own life.

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Bronze Cross

This award is given to a girl who has shown extraordinary heroism saving life or attempting to save life with risk to the candidate’s own life.

 
PROCEDURES FOR LIFESAVING AWARDS
  1. An act of rescue is brought to the attention of the council by the adult volunteer.
  2. An appropriate person in the council is appointed to work with the volunteer in collecting full information—such as signed statements by the rescuer, rescued person, and at least two witnesses—as rapidly as possible; to draft a summary; and to present these documents to whoever the council has designated to review the case.
  3. It is important that the documentation process begin immediately after the rescue and proceed as quickly as possible. The decision to recommend a girl for an award must be reached no longer than six months after the event. If more time is allowed to elapse, persons involved may not be available and the facts recalled may become less accurate.
  4. A recommendation is made by the council for final approval by GSUSA. The council forwards the entire application and supporting documents to GSUSA and maintains a copy for its files.

Submit completed application with all documentations to mrojolemus@girlscoutsaz.org.

National Young Women of Distinction

The National Young Woman of Distinction (NYWOD) is an honor given yearly to ten Senior and Ambassador Girl Scout Gold Award Girl Scouts nationally whose final projects demonstrated extraordinary leadership, had a measurable and sustainable impact, and addressed a local challenge that related to a national and/or global issue.

Girl Scouts who would like their councils to consider nominating them as a National Young Woman of Distinction must submit an application using Go Gold Online. Councils then select their top three Gold Award Girl Scouts. GSUSA then ensures a rigorous review process, during which each application is reviewed at least three to five times: first by GSUSA staff, then by an external panel of trusted partners, and finally through an intense, in-house staff review of the top candidates. Once the list is narrowed down through this review process, GSUSA's internal NYWOD team selects the top ten.

Presidential Volunteer Award
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This award recognizes Girl Scouts for their community service efforts over a 12-month period. It is a Presidential honor, initiated by President Bush in 2003, to recognize the valuable contributions of volunteers across the nation that serve others through their volunteer activities.

To have GSACPC order your award, please complete the Volunteer Service Award Log from the Presidential Volunteer Service Award website.

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Safety Award
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Safety Awards are earned by following a five-step process for being safe, tailored for each grade level.

Requirements for earning this award can be found in The Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting handbook (page 21 for Daisy, page 38 for Brownie, page 36 for Junior, page 33 for Cadettes, page 34 for Seniors, page 31 for Ambassadors).

Service to Girl Scouting Bars
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As a Girl Scout Cadette, Girl Scout Senior, or Girl Scout Ambassador, you are eligible to earn a total of three Service to Girl Scouting bars. If you choose to volunteer at least 20 hours to Girl Scouts, you can earn the Service to Girl Scouting bar.

Silver, Silver and Gold, & Gold Torch Awards
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As a Girl Scout Cadette, Girl Scout Senior, or Girl Scout Ambassador, you are eligible to earn a total of three Torch awards, which recognize Girl Scouts who act as leaders in their communities.

Requirements for earning this award can be found in The Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting handbook (page 26 for Cadettes, page 28 for Seniors, and page 26 for Ambassadors).

Leadership Torch Application
Leadership Torch Completion Form
 

Teen Mentor Awards
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Girl Scout Cadette Program Aide Award

As a program aide, you will have the opportunity to work directly with younger girls. An adult volunteer or staff member will supervise you as you share your experience and develop your leadership skills. Requirements for earning this award can be found in The Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting handbook (page 26 for Cadettes, page 30).

Submit Program Aide Activity Log

 

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Volunteer-in-Training (VIT) Award

This award is for girls who would like to mentor a Girl Scout Daisy, Brownie, Junior or Cadette group outside of the camp experience. Requirements for earning this award can be found in The Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting handbook (page 32 for Seniors, and page 29 for Ambassadors).

Submit Volunteer-in-Training Activity Log