Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana, Inc. | Programs | Girl Awards

 Highest Awards

2014-2015 Highest Award Recipients

Certificate Request for Girls 

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!

Bronze Award

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Bronze Award Orientation video

GSSI Bronze Award Guidelines

Bronze Award Girl Guide

Bronze Award Adult Guide

Bronze Award Final Report

Silver Award

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 Required Silver Award video

GSSI Silver Award Guidelines

Online Proposal 

Printable Proposal 

Silver Awards Girl Guide

Silver Award Adult Guide

Silver Award Final Report 

Gold Award

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Required Gold Award video

GSSI Gold Award Guidelines

Gold Award Girl Guide

Gold Award Adult Guide

Gold Award Application link

Gold Award Ad

Go Gold graphic      Gold Award 100 image  



Join GSSI for a celebration of the 200th anniversary of the Gold Award, Tuesday, April 26, at the University of Evansville. Details are forthcoming.

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. 

Mentoring Awards 

Steps to earn these awards are found in the Girls Guide to Girl Scouting and on the Council Application. 

Mentoring Award



Junior Aide


  • Work with Daisies or Brownies over three (3) activity sessions.
  • More information in the Junior Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting.

Leader in Action



  • Assist a Brownie group earn any of their Journeys.
  • More information here, and in the Brownie Adult Journey guides.

Program Aide



  • Earn one LiA Award.
  • Complete GSSI’s PA Core Training.
  • Work directly with younger girls (Daisy-Jr) over six (6) activity sessions (approx. 20 hours, including session prep work).
  • Submit GSSI’s Program Aide Application.

Volunteer in Training


Senior or Ambassador

  • Find an adult mentor volunteer who will work with you for a 3-6 month period with a group of younger girls.
  • Complete GSSI’s VIT Core Training.
  • Create and implement a program that lasts over 4 or more sessions.
  • Submit GSSI’s Volunteer-in-Training Application.

Counselor-in- Training


Senior or Ambassador

  • Complete GSSI’s CIT Core Training.
  • Complete GSSI’s Basic Outdoor Skills for Teens training.
  • Work with younger girls (Daisy-Cadette) over the course of a multi-day camp session (Resident or Day).  (approx. 40 hours, including session prep work)
  • Submit GSSI’s Counselor-in-Training Application.

Counselor-in- Training II



  • Earn CIT Award.
  • Complete GSSI’s CIT 2 Core Training.
  • Determine a skill you wish to further develop and share.
  • Work with younger girls (Daisy-Cadette) over the course of at least one camp session (Resident or Day).  (approx. 8 hours, including session prep work)
  • Submit GSSI’s Counselor-in-Training II Application.


Leadership Awards

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 Scouting 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 

Torch Awards

Torch AwardsThis 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 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.

  • Medal of Honor
  • Bronze Cross

My Promise, My Faith Awards

Girl Scouts encourages girls to grow in their individual faiths. At each level, girls can earn Girl Scout My Promise, My Faith Awards.

My Promise, My Faith Daisies
My Promise, My Faith Browniies
My Promise, My Faith Juniors
My Promise, My Faith Cadettes
My Promise, My Faith Seniors
My Promise, My Faith Ambassadors

Girls can also earn awards in their own faiths through programs offered by P.R.A.Y. Publications.