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Are You Ready to Make a Difference in the World?
The Girl Scout Gold Award represents the highest achievement in Girl Scouting. Open only to girls in high school, this prestigious award challenges you to change the world—or at least your corner of it, and be eligible for college scholarships, too. By the time you put the final touches on your seven-step project, you’ll have solved a community problem—not only in the short term, but for years into the future.
Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming is pleased to feature past Montana and Wyoming Gold Award recipients. Today’s feature is ( Flash .flv VIDEO LINK) Glasses_for_Ghana - a project completed by Shannon Gauer of Billings. Shannon is currently a student at the University of Minnesota and she received a Gold National Award scholarship from the university, valued at $16,000. Shannon’s mother, Anne, believes the work Shannon did on her Girl Scout Gold Award project, Glasses for Ghana, contributed to Shannon receiving the college scholarship.
Shannon worked on her project from 2006-2008. She collected 1,500 pairs of glasses from people in the Billings area; the eye glasses were valued at $98,950 (if new).
Local eye doctors checked each prescription, and a local Registered Nurse traveled to Ghana on a medical and evangelical mission and fitted persons of all ages for eye glasses in Begoro, Ghana. Thank you, Shannon, for your insight to solving a problem for the less fortunate. We hope your project will inspire more Girl Scouts to Discover a problem, Connect, and Take Action… to find a solution while making the world a better place!
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Have you ever looked around your neighborhood or school and wondered how you could make a change for the better? Going for the Girl Scout Silver Award—the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette can earn—gives you the chance to show that you are a leader who is organized, determined, and dedicated to improving your community. Download the Silver Award Guidelines to find out how.
Girl Scout Silver Award Steps
Below is an overview of the requirements to earn the Girl Scout Silver Award. In order to fully understand what councils expect from girls, please refer to the Silver Award girl guidelines, the Silver Award Adult guide, and the FAQs. For further information, please contact your local Girl Scout council.
Girl Scout Silver Award Prerequisites
Girls must be in 6th, 7th, or 8th grade (or equivalent) and a registered Girl Scout Cadette AND Complete a Cadette Journey
Girl Scout Silver Award Steps
- Identify issues you care about
- Build your Girl Scout Silver Award team or decide to go solo
- Explore your community
- Pick your Silver Award project. The Silver Award project must be done in the local community (beyond the Girl Scout community)
- Develop your project
- Make a plan and put it into motion
- Reflect, share your story, and celebrate.
Download the Silver Award Girl Guidelines
Download the Silver Award Time Log
Download the Silver Award Reporting Form
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. Download the Bronze Award Guidelines to find out how.
Girl Scout Bronze Award Steps
Below is an overview of the requirements to earn the Girl Scout Bronze Award. In order to fully understand what councils expect from girls, please refer to the Bronze Award girl guidelines, the Bronze Award Adult guide, and the FAQs. For further information, please contact your local Girl Scout council.
Girl Scout Bronze Award Prerequisites
Girls must be in 4th or 5th grade (or equivalent) and be a registered Girl Scout Junior AND Complete a Junior Journey
An Overview to the Girl Scout Bronze Award Steps
Build your Girl Scout Junior team
Explore your community
Choose your Girl Scout Bronze Award project
- Make a plan
- Put your plan in motion
- Spread the word