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Girl Scout Bronze Award Fun Facts

November 13, 2017

The Girl Scout Bronze Award is the highest honor a Girl Scout Junior can achieve. The award is earned by completing a take action project which is selected, planned, and executed by the troop. This award is the first of the Girl Scout Highest Awards and gives Juniors the opportunity to make a difference in their community. Learn more about the highest award through the fun facts provided:

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  1. Over 600 Girl Scout – North Carolina Coastal Pine Juniors received their Bronze Award during the 2015-2016 program year.
  2. The Girl Scout Bronze Award was created by a troop of Girl Scout Juniors and introduced at the Girl Scouts of the USA’s 2001 National Meeting of Presidents and Executives in Savannah, Georgia.
  3. Co-leaders decide when a troop’s Bronze Award is complete. Approval from the council is not required.
  4. Juniors are encouraged to reach a suggested minimum 20 hours of service for the Bronze Award Take Action project.
  5. The Bronze Award Take Action project can be done within the Girl Scout community.
  6. There will be 3 Girl Scout Bronze Award Webinars offered during the 2017-2018 program year. If you want to learn more about the Bronze Award sign up for one of the webinars in My GS.
  7. The Bronze Award Final Report must be submitted by September 30th of the year the Girl Scout completes the 5th For Girl Scouts who completed 5th grade in the spring of 2017, they must submit their final report by September 30th, 2017.bronze-award-hero

Questions about the Bronze Award or want to learn more? Visit the Bronze Award page on our website or email bronzeaward@nccoastalpines.org.

 

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Local Girl Scouts Celebrate Earning the Highest Award in Girl Scouting – the Girl Scout Gold Award

September 25, 2017

Each year Girl Scouts North Carolina Coastal Pines celebrates the accomplishments of girls earning the highest award in Girl Scouting and this year was no different. Through June and July, the council held three celebrations across our 41-footprint in New Hanover, Pitt and Wake counties to recognize and honor Girl Scouts for being awarded the Girl Scout Gold Award – the highest, most prestigious achievement in Girl Scouting.

These annual events are a time for girls, parents, troop leaders, advisors and more to hear first-hand the impact Girl Scouts make in their communities and beyond. The diversity of the projects was broad to include topics such as access to music lessons, human trafficking, service dogs, gardening, domestic violence, natural play-spaces and more. Girls shared with attendees the passion for their project and how it will be sustained past their involvement, as Take-Action projects continue to endure.

Since 1916, Girl Scouts’ highest award has stood for excellence and leadership for girls everywhere. The Girl Scout Gold Award is earned by fewer than 6% of Girl Scouts annually. It recognizes girls in grades 9 through 12 who demonstrate extraordinary leadership through sustainable and measurable Take Action projects. To earn this award, girls who choose to “go gold” must commit to and complete a project which creates a lasting change in their communities. On average, a Girl Scout spends one to two years on her project. Award recipients must demonstrate significant leadership, planning, and organizational skills that set them apart from their peers.

The 71 young women who completed this endeavor are poised now and in the future to demonstrate their leadership to colleges, employers and the communities where they live and work.

For more information about the Girl Scout Gold Award, please visit our website or contact girlawards@nccoastalpines.org.

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