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Additional Awards

In addition to patches, badges and Girl Scouting’s Highest Awards, here are other awards that girls can earn through Girl Scouts and community organizations, and resources to support girls as they earn them.

Additional Award Resources

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National Gold Award Girl Scout Honor

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Every year, 10 Gold Award Girl Scouts receive the National Gold Award Girl Scout honor. This includes an all-expense paid, special awards ceremony. Click here to learn more about this honor and the extraordinary leadership it recognizes.

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Faith-Based Awards

All Grade Levels

Girls can learn what their faith and Girl Scouting have in common through earning faith based awards including the My Promise, My Faith pin and Religious Recognitions. You can earn the My Promise, My Faith pin once a year, every year you are in Girl Scouts. Check your Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting for the five steps to earn this pin!

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Leader in Action

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Girls can earn these awards by assisting a Brownie troop on any of their Leadership Journeys. Share your organizational skills and special talents to teach Brownies something important as you lead them through a Journey. This is a pre-requisite for earning the Progam Aide pin. Submit your Service Hour Log at the Girl Scout Shop to purchase your award.

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Community Service Bar

Cadette, Senior, Ambassador

Community Service Bars are earned by making a difference in the community and practicing Girl Scout values. Volunteer a minimum of 20 hours with a local organization of your choice, and submit your Service Hour Log at the Girl Scout Shop to purchase your pin. Learn more in the  Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting

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Service to Girl Scouting Bars

Cadette, Senior, Ambassador

Service to Girl Scouting bars are earned by volunteering at least 20 hours for the Girl Scouts. You might volunteer your time for a special event for younger girls, be an office assistant for your council or Area Team, or help with special projects. Contact council to plan your project, and submit your Service Hour Log at the Girl Scout Shop to purchase your pin.

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Torch Award

Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors

This award is given to a Girl Scout who is a leader in her community. To earn the Torch Award, a Girl Scout must complete one Leadership Journey, and serve a full term in a leadership position at her school, place of worship, library, community center, or other organization that is important to her. Submit your Service Hour Log at the Girl Scout Shop to purchase your pin.

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Safety Award

All Levels

Safety Awards are earned by following a five-step process for being safe, tailored for each grade level. Check your Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting for the steps to earn this pin!

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Program Aide

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This award is earned by first earning a Leader in Award (LiA) badge, and then assisting younger girls by sharing your skills, passion, and experience over the course of six activity sessions. Register for Program Aide Camp; or follow the Program Aide Training Manual, and complete and submit page 33 to the Girl Scout Shop to purchase your pin.

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Counselor in Training

Seniors and Ambassadors

This award is earned by experienced campers by combining their love for the outdoors with their leadership skills and goals. Register for CIT Camp; or contact council to learn more about our Counselor in Training leadership course.

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Volunteer in Training

Seniors and Ambassadors

This award is earned by mentoring younger Girl Scouts outside of the camp experience. Your VIT project should span a three-to-six-month period. Learn more in the  Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting.

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Cookie Activity Pin

All Levels

All girls who participate in the Girl Scout Cookie Program are eligible to earn the annual Cookie Activity Pin, which they earn by developing essential business skills.

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Medal of Honor

All Levels

This award is given to a girl who has shown presence of mind and true Girl Scout spirit saving life or attempting to save life without risk to the candidate’s own life.

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Bronze Cross

All Levels

This award is given to a girl who has shown extraordinary heroism saving life or attempting to save life with risk to the candidate’s own life.