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Girl Scout Bronze Award

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The Bronze Award is the highest recognition a Girl Scout Junior can achieve. It helps girls improve the community around them while building leadership skills. To earn this award, a Girl Scout Junior will do a project that shows she understands and lives by the Girl Scout Promise and Law. If a girl decides to earn the Bronze Award, she must complete it before she bridges into Girl Scout Cadettes.

Bronze Award Training

The Bronze Award training will help you learn all the elements of the Bronze Award. The Prezi training is powered by you and will move at your speed. At the bottom part of the training screen are a left arrow and a right arrow to use to move through the training. Click here to view the Bronze Award training. Once you have completed the training, complete and submit the form at the bottom to let us know you have taken the training.

Bronze Award Overview

The Girl Scout Bronze Award is a team experience for Junior Girl Scouts. If the girl is not part of a troop, and there are no Girl Scouts in her neighborhood, she can connect with other girls her age, including non–Girl Scouts, who may want to be part of her project team.

  • Complete a Junior Journey- (Journey 1 of 3 – working through the 10 sessions, each session is approximately 60-90 minutes of program development activities)
  • Be part of a Troop/Group/Team where girls take the lead
  • Take action on a community issue the troop or group cares about.
  • Help and guidance provided by Volunteer(s).

Project Hours

The suggested minimum hours to complete the steps to the Girl Scout Bronze Award is 20 hours for each girl to build their team, explore their community, choose and plan their project, put their plan in motion, and spread the word to educate and inspire others.

These suggested hours are a guide, not a rule. Not all projects will require the same length of time to complete, from planning to sharing and celebration. The time it takes to earn the award will depend on the nature of the project, the size of the team, and the support of the community. Quality projects should be emphasized over quantity of hours.

Take Action Project

Group Take Action Project focuses on something the girls care about that they would like to improve within their Girl Scout or local community.

Troop/Group Advisor approves Bronze Award Project.


After the project is complete, girls develop an understanding of sustainability by talking together about how solutions can be lasting.


After the project is complete, girls develop an understanding of the wider world by talking together about how others may experience the same problem that their project helped resolve.

Bronze Award Deadline

In order to make the award paperwork deadlines simpler for our members, we are transitioning to one deadline for paperwork. Because of this transition, for this year only, we will accept final reports until March 1, 2015. After March 1, moving forward, the deadline for the final reports to be turned in will be September 30. Troops/individual girls that turn their in final reports by the deadline will be recognized at the Girl Award Ceremony in April.


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Girl Scout Bronze Award Resources

Bronze Award Troop/Group Advisor Guide
Bronze Award Girl Guidelines and Toolkit
Bronze Award Final Report

Bronze Award Project Ideas

For more information about the Bronze Award, or for assistance, contact Lindsay Burton at 217-328-5112 ext. 1211.