Friday, November 30, 2018

Changes to the Girl Scout Silver Award and the Girl Scout Gold Award

We are pleased to announce a change in requirements for the Girl Scout Silver Award and Girl Scout Gold Award. Girls may now do Take Action projects that benefit the Girl Scout community. In order to make sure that this change doesn’t dilute the prestige, leadership efforts, or impact of each girl’s project, Silver and Gold Award projects must still meet the requirements that are key to taking sustainable action:
  • The project makes a lasting difference in the local community, region, or beyond
  • The project puts the Girl Scout Promise and Law into action
  • The project includes provisions to ensure sustainability
  • The project identifies national and/or global links to the girl’s selected issue
  • And the project inspires others
Take Action projects must go beyond community service. When choosing to benefit Girl Scouts, the projects must identify an issue in the world that needs improving, then determine if Girl Scouts could be one of the audiences to help propel the change you want to make.

GSNC will not accept projects that focus on creating badges or patch programs. If your project’s focus is to help improve something at Camp Blue Bay, you need to think Take Action, not just a service (ex. building benches.) The first step would be speaking to our Camp Director to see if the project is viable.

Changes to the Bronze and Silver Award Toolkits:All award toolkits have been updated on gsnc.org and on the OLC. Within the Bronze Award Toolkit and Silver Award Toolkit you will find our new Final Report Online Forms. We will no longer be accepting paper final reports. The online version will help connect earning of the high awards to each girls’ record. A confirmation and the actual final report will be generated and emailed to you.

The Gold Award final report will remain the same, using Go Gold Online to submit both Gold Award proposals and final reports.

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