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Girl Scout Awards
There is no better place than Girl Scouts for a girl to develop her leadership skills and achieve awards! Girl Scouts connects girls with award opportunities at all levels, starting with our youngest leaders – Girl Scout Daisies in kin-dergarten, all the way through high school seniors – Girl Scout Ambassadors.
Girl Scout Court of Awards
Ceremonies are a cherished tradition to help Girl Scouts mark special events throughout the year. A Court of Awards is a special ceremony recognizing girls’ accomplishments. Girls are presented with their badges, year pins, and other awards earned. This is a great opportunity to involve the entire family!
Girl Award Nominations
Levels: Cadette, Senior, Ambassador
Girls and adults submit the the Girl Scout Faith Awards Report Form to recognize Girl Scout Faith Award recipients (OC Faith Mentor and OC Faith Explorer) who have earned the My Promise, My Faith Awards.
An important part of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience is recognizing girls! Each year, GSOC recognizes Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors at the GSOC Recognition Event in June. See the Overview of Girl Awards.
The Outstanding Senior Girl Scout Recognition, Juliette Low Spirit of Girl Scouting Award, and Take Action Awards are presented as a surprise at the annual Recognition Event. Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors can be nominated by their Advisor, Service Unit Manager, or other Girl Scout adult volunteer OR by a sister Girl Scout Ambassador.
In addition, eligible girls will be recognized as Graduating Seniors, Ten Year Award recipients, Gold Award recipients, and Bridge to Adult recipients; please submit the Girl Awards Request Form to submit names and details for eligible Girl Scouts.
Call for Applications: GSOC Board of Directors Girl Advisory Members
Applications due annually on February 15, 2023
Girl Scouts in grades 9-11 apply to serve as a Girl Advisory Member for the GSOC Board of Directors! This is an exciting leadership opportunity for girls who are interested in planning for the future of Girl Scouting and have the time to prepare for and participate in approximately 12 meetings/events per year. Contact Customer Care to request an application.
Call for Interested Girls: GSUSA Girl Scout Advisory Board Members
Interest Forms due February 22, 2023
Girl Scouts in grades 7 - 11 for the 2023 - 2024 school year must complete the GSOC Interest Form to be considered as a GSOC Nominee to apply for the Girl Scout Advisory Board to Girl Scouts of the USA.
In 2023, GSUSA is seeking ten new members to join the Girl Scout Advisory Board to Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA).
Note: This is to replace existing advisory board members who are expected to graduate from high school. The Girl Scout Advisory Board to GSUSA works with the Girl Scout national office on key projects and initiatives aligned to the national strategy and provides critical customer insight and innovative ideas to serve girls in the 21st Century. Members of the Girl Scout Advisory Board will make recommendations, contribute to key initiatives, and influence decision-making processes at our national office. Girls gain experience creating change in a national nonprofit organization, receive hands-on training, professional development opportunities and skill development.
Safety Awards - The Girl Scout Safety Awards invite girls in grades K-12 to follow a five-step process for being safe, tailored for each Girl Scout level, Daisy to Ambassador. Girls learn how to stay safe on their Girl Scout adventures and earn this national award pin when they complete the five steps for their Girl Scout level.
Mentoring Awards - Earn Girl Scout Mentoring Awards!
Calling Girl Scout Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors!
Be a mentor for younger girls and earn national Girl Scout Mentoring Awards!
When girls guide or teach something they know to younger girls, they act as a mentor. Girl Scouts in grades 4-12 help younger Girl Scouts by sharing their skills, passions, and experience.
Girl Scout Mentoring Awards: Program Aide - Are you a Girl Scout Cadette? Ready to gain experience by sharing skills, testing knowledge, and trying out new leadership roles as you work directly with younger girls? Learn how you can earn the Program Aide Award, a national Girl Scout Mentoring Award for girls in grades 6-8.
Girl Scouts and Faith - Girl Scouts provides many opportunities for girls to grow in their respective religious faith, including national religious awards for girls in grades K-12 and religious recognitions facilitated at an individual or troop level through a faith community. Each girl is encouraged to develop her own strong values within the context of family, faith, and the Girl Scout Promise and Law.
Bank of America Student Leaders Program
High school juniors or seniors who have a passion for improving the community are encouraged to apply. Student Leaders work as paid interns at a local nonprofit for eight weeks, attend a weeklong summit in Washington, D.C., and develop leadership and career skills. The program is part of the bank’s investment in youth and young adults by helping them obtain work and leadership experience, while making a difference in their communities.
California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls Youth Advisory Council
The CA Commission on the Status of Women and Girls (CCSWG) works in a culturally inclusive manner to promote equality and justice for all women and girls by advocating on their behalf with the Governor, the Legislature and other public policymakers, and by educating the public in the areas of economic equity and other key issue areas identified by the Commission as significantly affecting women and girls.
CCSWG Youth Advisory Council virtually facilitates a group of young women and girls* (ages 12-19), to advise the Commission on pressing issues facing girls today and to inform on programmatic and policy priorities that will have maximum impact.
The Congressional Award
The Congressional Award provides opportunities for youth ages 14 to 24 to unleash their potential by achieving personal goals focused on volunteerism, character development, and fitness.
Girl Scout Graduation Regalia - Graduating from High School this year? Check out the Girl Scouts Graduation regalia now available through the Shop! Celebrate your go-getter with the Girl Scouts stole, tassel, and recognition cords. Order online
Girl Scout Picture Day for Girl Scouts K-12 and Adults: Individuals, Troops, SUs, and Families. Girl Scout memories. More than pictures.