Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana, Inc. | Programs | 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 Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest earned award in Girl Scouting. The Girl Scout Gold Award is more than a recognition it sets a girl/woman apart as a community leader. This lifetime achievement should be listed on a woman’s resume throughout her career.
Sarah’s Girl Scout Gold Award Project addressed the lack of sensory-friendly opportunities for families with children in the autism spectrum. She approached several community businesses and organizations to see if they would partner with her to establish regular events. She organized an activity at Mesker Park Zoo that was very well received. She has worked with Inspiring Autism Spectrum Families to learn more and raise awareness of the needs of these special community members.
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: Recognized at the Girl Awards
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. Application
Mentoring Awards: Recognized at the Girl 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.
Community Service bars: Recognized at the Girl Awards
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 Scouting bars: Recognized at the Girl Awards
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 .Service to Girl Scouting Bar: Application
This award recognizes a Cadette, Senior, or Ambassador Girl Scout who acts as a leader in her community.
Shown here is the Silver and Gold Torch Award for Seniors. This award is given to the girls by her leader or an adult volunteer and can be purchased at the Council in the Katie’s Korner Shop.
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 Awards: 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.