Highest Award for Girl Scout Juniors, Grades 4-5
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 towards 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 Bronze Award must be met before leaving the Girl Scout Junior level. However, earning a Bronze Award is not a prerequisite for the Girl Scout Silver Award (for Girl Scouts grades 6-8) or the Girl Scout Gold Award (for Girl Scouts grades 9-12).
Guidelines for the Girl Scout Bronze Award
Welcome to the Girl Scout Bronze Award, a leadership adventure and the highest honor a Girl Scout Junior can achieve. As you and your team plan and complete your project, you'll develop more confidence, meet new people, and have the kind of fun that happens when you work with other Girl Scouts to make a difference.
7 Basic Steps You'll Take to Earn Your Girl Scout Bronze Award
Congratulations! Believe it or not it is that simple and fun!
- Go on a Girl Scout Junior journey (Agent of Change or GET MOVING! (energy).
- Build your Girl Scout Junior team.
- Explore your community.
- Choose your Girl Scout Bronze Award project.
- Make a plan.
- Submit your proposal and put your plan in motion.
- Spread the word.
Bronze Award Requirements, Guidelines and Report Forms
Bronze Award Adult Volunteer Guide
Bronze Award Guidelines
Bronze Award PROPOSAL Application
Award Requirements Bronze Silver Gold at a Glance
Girl Scout Highest Awards FAQ's
- Read the 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 Safety-Wise.
- 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.
Completing the Award
Adult Volunteers or advisors helping with the Bronze Award will decide if the girls have fulfilled the requirements and chosen an appropriate project. Girls are required to have projects approved by their Girl Scout adult volunteer or the person helping with Girl Scout activities. Adult Volunteers can purchase the Bronze Award for girls and present it, or girls may participate in a neighbourhood event ceremony. Traditionaly the neighbourhood ceremeny is at Songfest, in March.
Paris Neighborhood Past Projects
May 2008: The Junior troop 30 girls decided to plan a party for Daisies called Candy Fun, Candy Yum! We wanted to do a Bronze Award that involved an older Girl Scout’s understanding of the Girl Scout Promise and Law and raise awareness about the importance of dental hygiene.
We taught the Girl Scout Daisies how to brush their teeth correctly, when to see the dentist, and what cavities are. We conveyed our message through fun games and hands on activities. The Daisies made a decoupage tooth brush holder. We wrote a unique play about the Girl Scout Law called Princess Lolly Becomes a Brownie Girl Scout. We dressed up as Candy Land characters Lady Licorice, Countess Candy, Miss Mint and Grandma Nutt! The Daisies came dressed up, too. They were so cute! We made lots of decorations and props and the Daisies liked them so much they took most of them home.
The biggest lesson that we learned involving the GS Promise and Law is that team work is important. Everyone has a special something to contribute; we experienced that sharing opinions while being considerate and caring, friendly and helpful, honest and fair, maximized the potential of everyone’s ideas for us to reach a common goal. It was hard work and fun too!
Bronze Award Play Booklet Princess Lolly becomes a Brownie Girl Scout Troop 30
November 2007: The girls in Junior troop 7 have all been concerned with “sustainable development” and “global warming” issues, although they think of this issues more simply in terms of pollution, recycling, etc. They decided to do a Bronze Award that involved better understanding these issues and then to use what they learned to help younger Girl Scouts be more aware of the same issues.
We made decorations out of recycled magazine paper and decorated the tables with pressed leaves and paper flowers. We had various stands where we showed the Daisies how to make fun games and crafts out of recycled materials. We also collected one euro from each troop. This money was donated to the Arbor Day Fund in the U.S. Enough money was collected to donate 30 new trees to the reforestation project!
The biggest lesson we learned involved recycling and how we can use our resources wisely through reuse of what we would normally consider to be trash! We found out about the need to co-host the Juliette Gordon Low birthday party and so we decided to try to do it using as many recycled materials as possible. In this way, the Brownies and Daisies could learn to appreciate what creative and pretty things may be made out of recycled materials.