The Girl Scout Bronze Award, the highest honor a Girl Scout Junior 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. Girls may work on the award individually or in a group. All of the requirements for the Bronze Award must be met before leaving Girl Scout Juniors. However, earning a Bronze Award is not a prerequisite for the Girl Scout Silver Award (for Girl Scouts in grades 6-8) or the Girl Scout Gold Award (for Girl Scouts in grades 9-12).


Working towards this award demonstrates her commitment to helping others, improving her community and the world, and becoming the best she can be.
Earning the Bronze Award serves as a foundation to earn the Silver and Gold Awards.

Council Award Steps

Complete the Bronze Award Guidelines located in The Junior Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting or Bronze Award Guidelines for Girl Scout Juniors and the Bronze Award Adult Volunteer Guide.

      Step 1: Complete one Girl Scout Junior Journey. Girls must complete all of the Journey awards.
      Step 2: Build a Girl Scout Junior team. (A girl can be an individual Girl Scout who would like to take the lead with the guidance of a Girl Scout Advisor OR a part of a troop or group where girls take the lead.)
      Step 3: Explore the community.
      Step 4: Choose the Bronze Award project.
      Step 5: Make a plan.
      Step 6: Put project plan into action.
      Step 7: Spread the word.

Each girl must submit a Bronze Award Report Form.

For more information about the Bronze Award, check out Highest Awards in Girl Scouting.

Project Example

Watch the video of Troop 970 Responsible for Bringing Awareness to the Citizens of Gahanna.


The Girl Scout Bronze Award was created by a troop of Girl Scout Juniors from an individual council and introduced at Girl Scouts of the USA’s 2001 National Meeting of Presidents and Executive Directors in Savannah, Georgia.