GIRL SCOUT AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
Older Girl Scouts participate in Girl Scouting in many ways. Under the guidance of a trained adult advisor, girls mix and match activities and resources to suit their needs while giving back to their communities. They connect with each other and build self-esteem and confidence in their skills as they work on a range of projects and gain life experiences.
Their efforts are rewarded through Insignia.
The Highest Awards for Older Girls in Girl Scouting are the Silver and Gold Awards. The Silver Award is earned by Cadettes, while the Gold Award in earned by Seniors and Ambassadors.
The insignia on a girl's uniform are a record of her adventures and accomplishments as a Girl Scout. Insignia is the general term for all official items that girls and adults can wear on their uniforms.
Girl Scout insignia are broken into four categories:
- Emblems: Girl Scouts of the USA, council, troop membership, and identification insignia. Includes such items as Girl Scout Membership pins, the council identification strip, and troop numerals.
- Earned Level Awards: Earned by completing requirements or demonstrating understanding of a concept, as outlined in Girl Scout program books, including bridging awards, journey award, and Daisy through Ambassador level awards.
- Additional Awards: Earned through requirements determined by GSUSA or by other organizations. Includes Girl Scout lifesaving and religious awards and the President's Award for Community Service.
- Participation Patches and Pins: Supplementary insignia developed at the national or council level with a focus on participation. Some come with companion activity booklets. Includes American Flag Patch, fun patches, and the World Thinking Day Patch.
GSUSA has provided a comprehensive list of Insignia for Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors. See Summary of Older Girl Earned Awards attached here.
Scouts in Troop 9362 will work on several badges together as a troop. Your troop leader will provide a list of the requirements.
Members of Older Girl Scout Troop 9362 also may earn badges on their own. Scouts must use the form attached below to document the completion of their badges. Scouts should see their troop leader for badge requirements.