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