The Girl Scout
Bronze Award, the highest honor a Junior Girl Scout 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
Junior Girl Scouts. However, earning a Bronze Award is not a
prerequisite for the Girl Scout Silver Award (for Girl Scouts
11-14) or the Girl Scout Gold Award (for Girl Scouts 14-17).
The Bronze Award has four requirements. To receive the award, a
Junior Girl Scout must complete the first three before
undertaking the Bronze Award project.
Earn two badges related to the Bronze Award project.
Complete one of the Girl Scout Signs found in the Junior Girl
Earn the Junior Aide Award, the Junior Girl Scout Leadership
Award, or two of these badges:
Girl Scouting in the USA
Girl Scouting Around the World
Girl Scouting in My Future
Complete a Girl Scout Bronze Award project that demonstrates the
leadership skills she has learned as a Junior Girl Scout and a
commitment to her community. The project must show she
understands and lives by the Girl Scout Promise and Law. The
Take about 15 hours to complete (including planning time). Doing
the project should take at least seven to eight hours.
Follow the Action Plan in the "Adventures in Girl Scouting"
chapter of the Junior Girl Scout Handbook (2001).
Provide community service inside or outside Girl Scouting.
For more information, see the Junior Girl Scout Handbook.
Read the Bronze Award project requirements before deciding on a
Work closely with a Girl Scout leader or advisor to complete the
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
Leaders or advisors helping with the Bronze Award will decide if
the girls have fulfilled the requirements and chosen an
appropriate project. Girls are not required to have projects
approved by their Girl Scout council or anyone other than a
leader or the person helping with Girl Scout activities. Leaders
can purchase the Bronze Award for girls and present it, or girls
may participate in a ceremony sponsored by a local council.