Girl Scout Bronze Award

The Girl Scout Bronze Award is the highest award a Girl Scout Junior (girls in grades four through five) can earn. This leadership award involves completing a Junior Journey, building a team, research and identify community issues, and developing and implementing a 20 hour project that has a positive impact on a need within the community.

Girls may work on the award individually or in a group. All of the requirements for the Bronze Award must be met before leaving Juniors. However, earning a Bronze Award is not a prerequisite for the Girl Scout Silver Award or the Girl Scout Gold Award. Imagine what you can accomplish when you team up with others and use your special skills and interests to take action and make a difference in the world!

A breakdown of the award requirements can be found in the Junior Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting.



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 our council or anyone other than a leader or the person helping with Girl Scout activities. Leaders can purchase the Bronze Award pin at our Girl Scout Shop. Troops who have earned the Bronze Award are invited to showcase their projects at the Bronze Open House. Click here to register.


Steps to earn the Girl Scout Bronze Award

  1. Girls should begin in 4th grade by earning all awards within any Junior Journey; this usually takes approximately 3-6 months to complete.
  2. Build your team.
  3. Explore your community.
  4. Choose your Bronze Award project.
  5. Make a plan.
  6. Put your plan in motion.
  7. Spread the word.


Need Additional Help?

GSUSA has created a workbook to help everyone stay on track as your troop progresses through the award. Download the guides listed below. Please be aware that these guides are developed by GSUSA and might not reflect all GSHCC council requirements for this award.

Click here to download the workbooks for advisor and girls.


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