Girl Scouts Highest Awards
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.
Click HERE for a complete list of GSUSA Awards, Badges, Emblems, and Other Insignia