The Girl Scout Bronze Award, the highest honor a Girl Scout Junior can earn, requires her to learn the leadership and planning skills necessary to follow through on a project that makes a positive impact on her community. Working toward this award demonstrates her commitment to helping others, improving her community and the world, and becoming the best she can be.
Girls may work on the award individually or in a group. All of the requirements for the Girl Scout Bronze Award must be met before bridging to a Girl Scout Cadette. However, earning a Girl Scout Bronze Award is not a prerequisite for the Girl Scout Silver Award (for Girl Scout Cadettes) or the Girl Scout Gold Award (for Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors).
- Build your Girl Scout Junior team.
- Explore your community.
- Choose your Girl Scout Bronze Award project.
- Make a plan.
- Put your plan in motion.
- Spread the word.
- Read the Girl Scout Bronze Award project requirements before deciding on a project.
- Work closely with a Girl Scout leader or advisor to complete the requirements.
- Follow all national and council guidelines for fund raising.
- Follow all guidelines in Volunteer Essentials.
- Document personal work and hours put into the project, if done in a group.
- Recruit an advisor with special skills for the project—a leader or the council can help.
- Choose only a new service project to fulfill requirements. Don't use a project already completed.
- Junior Basics
- Guiding the Journey-Junior Level
- Leaders or advisors helping with the Girl Scout Bronze Award will decide if the girls have chosen an appropriate project and fulfilled the requirements.
- Girls are not required to have projects approved by their Girl Scout council or anyone other than a leader or the person helping with Girl Scout activities.
- Leaders can purchase the Girl Scout Bronze Award for girls by completing the Girl Scout Bronze Award Report Form and purchasing pins at the nearest Girl Scout Badge & Sash Store.
- Girls may participate in a ceremony sponsored by their family, troop, or local service unit.
The Girl Scout Bronze Award was created by a troop of Girl Scouts Juniors from an individual council and introduced at Girl Scouts of the USA's 2001 National Meeting of Presidents and Executive Directors in Savannah, Georgia.