Earning Awards for Girl Scout Ambassadors

“In Girl Scouts, leadership isn’t just about building future leaders- it’s about building girl leaders for today.”-Kathy Cloninger, former CEO, Girl Scouts of the USA.

As Girl Scouts we discover, connect, and take action to become leaders that have a voice in our community and work to make the world a better place. 

In the community and within Girl Scouting there are many ways to be recognized for the ways girls go above and beyond. Click the links to the left to find out about awards specific to your Girl Scout grade level. Look below to see what awards are available to apply for within your community.

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards is looking for young people across the country who have distinguished themselves through volunteer activities in their communities. They need your help to find as many such young people as possible by the beginning of November! The application period for the 17th year of The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards will conclude on November 1. To be considered, young people in grades 5-12 must complete an application online at spirit.prudential.com or www.nassp.org/spirit, and then submit it to a middle level or high school principal, Girl Scout council, county 4-H agent, American Red Cross chapter, YMCA or an affiliate of HandsOn Network.


Earned your Girl Scout Gold Award between 1/1/11 and 8/1/12? Apply to become one of the 2013 Girl Scouts National Young Woman of Distinction.

A National Young Woman of Distinction is the designation, and a special honor, conferred by Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) on ten Girl Scout Gold Award recipients whose final projects demonstrated extraordinary leadership, had a measurable and sustainable impact, and addressed a local challenge that related to a national and/or global issue.

  1. Who is eligible to apply for this honor?  Any Girl Scout who completed her Girl Scout Gold Award between January 1, 2011 and August 1, 2012.
  1. How do I apply?  Please fill out the application (see link below). Applications must be received by the Awards Program Specialist at the Sacramento Program Center at 6601 Elvas Ave, Sacramento CA 95819 by: August 6, 2012.  Late applications will not be considered. Three Girl Scout applications from our council will be nominated for this distinction and sent on to GSUSA.