Gold, Silver, Bronze Awards

 Girl Scouts Highest Awards

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For generations, Girl Scouts have been making a difference in their communities and in their own lives. In an effort to celebrate their efforts and recognize their achievements, Girl Scouts of the USA have traditionally honored girls with awards within their program level. The Golden Eagle of Merit, the highest award in Girl Scouting from 1916 to 1919, marked the beginning of this long tradition.

Today, the highest award a girl may earn in Girl Scouting is the Girl Scout Gold Award. This award was introduced in 1980 for girls 14 - 17, along with the Silver Award for girls 11 - 14. To receive these awards, girls must meet requirements that help them prepare for and complete special projects that benefit their communities. In 2001, the Girl Scout Bronze award was introduced for Girl Scout Junior. These three awards represent the highlight of the Girl Scout experience.

For more information about the Girl Scouts' Highest Awards visit GSUSA.


It's official, Girl Awards Committees are up and running! Each Girl Awards committee is ready to assist leaders with Girl Scout Bronze Award questions, to approve Girl Scout Silver Award proposals and finals and to mentor girls going for the Girl Scout Gold Award.

Girl awards committees in each community will meet once a month to review Girl Scout Silver Award proposals and finals as well as to mentor girls going for their Girl Scout Gold Award. For the contact information for your community please refer to the list below.

Heritage Community - Gloucester/Mathews, Hampton, Newport News, Williamsburg/James City County and Yorktown
Silver Review / Mentoring for Gold - First Tuesday of each month
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Peninsula Service Center, Newport News
Email: gaccommunity1@gmail.com
To receive mentoring for Gold, please email community email account and someone will respond to you within
24-hours.

Coastal Connection Community - Virginia Beach
Silver Review / Mentoring for Gold - Third Monday of each month
5:30 p.m.
Thalia United Methodist Church, Virginia Beach
Email: gaccommunity2@gmail.com
To receive mentoring for Gold, please email community email account and someone will respond to you within
24-hours.

Seven Sister Cities Community - Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk, Portsmouth, Surry/Isle of Wight, Franklin and Southampton
Silver Review / Mentoring for Gold - Fourth Thursday of each month
7 p.m.
Bethlehem Christian Church, Suffolk
Email: gaccommunity3@gmail.com
To receive mentoring for Gold, please email community email account and someone will respond to you within
24-hours.

North Carolina Community
Silver Review / Mentoring for Gold - TBD
Time - TBD
Location - TBD
Email: gaccommunity4@gmail.com
To receive mentoring for Gold, please email community email account and someone will respond to you within
24-hours.