Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana, Inc. | Programs | Girl Awards
Highest Girl Awards
We know you want to do good things for the world. Help the people who need it most. Protect animals that can't speak for themselves. Treat the environment with the respect it deserves. We know you have great ideas, ones that make a lasting difference. And that you're more than ready to work hard to put those ideas into motion. Girl Scouting's highest awards—the Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards—are your chance to make a lasting difference in your community . . . and in the larger world. Click below. And start changing the world today!
The National Young Women of Distinction is the designation, and a special honor, conferred by GSUSA on ten Girl Scout Gold Award recipients 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. Here are videos of the 2013 awardees.
Journey Summit Award Application
Girls earn this award by completing all three Journeys at their grade level. Applications due by March 1st to be recognized at the Girl Awards Event.
Mentoing Awards Application
Steps to earn these awards are found in the Girls Guide to Girl Scouting and on the Council Application. Steps to earning these awards do include council led training in addition to the practical experience hours.
Cadettes: Works with girls over six (6) activity sessions (not including LiA) (approximately 20 hours including planning) Program Aide must complete their LiA, in addition to the 6 activity sessions
Counselor in Training I
Seniors: Works with girls over the course of a camp session (approximately 40 hours including planning)
Counselor in Training II
Ambassadors: Works with girls over the course of one (1) camp session while focusing on increasing skills in one (1) area
Volunteer in training
Seniors and Ambassadors: Works with girls over the course of three to six(3-6) months outside of camp experience (approximately 40 hours including planning).The Volunteer in Training Award is for Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors who would like to mentor a Girl Scout Daisy, Brownie, Junior, or Cadette group outside of the camp experience. If a girl has completed ninth grade, she is eligible to earn this award.
Community Service Bar Application
A Community Service bar indicates that a Cadette, Senior, or Ambassador Girl Scout is making a difference in her community — and that she is practicing the values of the Girl Scout Law.
Service to Girl Scoutsing Bar Application
A Cadette, Senior, or Ambassador Girl Scout can receive the Service to Girl Scouting bar by volunteering at least 20 hours to the Girl Scout organization. She might volunteer her time at a special event for younger girls, be an office assistant for her council or service unit, or help with special projects
The Gold Torch Award
For Girl Scout Ambassadors. This award recognizes Ambassadors who act as leaders in their communities. Steps to earning the award are found in the Ambassadors Girls Guide to Girl Scouting
The Silver and Gold Torch Award
For Girl Scout Senior. Information about this award is found in the Seniors Girls Guide to Girl Scouting
The Silver Torch Award
For Girl Scout Cadettes. This award recognizes Cadettes who act as leaders in their communities. Steps to earning the award are found in the Cadette Girls Guide to Girl Scouting.
Lifesaving Award Application
Any girl can do heroic things! When a girl receives these awards, she’s being honored for doing something exceptional, like saving someone’s life! Details on how a girl can earn this award are found in the Girls Guide to Girl Scouting.