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Higher Awards

The most coveted distinctions in Girl Scouting are the Girl Scout Bronze Award, the Girl Scout Silver Award, and the Girl Scout Gold Award. Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England awards these distinctions to girls who have completed exceptional projects that respond to needs within the community.

Click on the links below to access GSUSA's website for everything you need to know about the Girl Scout Gold, Silver and Bronze awards. But remember, please use GSSNE's proposal and report forms, located here, INSTEAD OF the ones that appear on the GSUSA website.

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The Bronze Award is a Junior Girl Scout Award. Girls may begin/complete this award in 4th or 5th grade. Find out more.

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The Silver Award is a Cadette Girl Scout Award. Girls may begin/complete this award in 6th, 7th, or 8th grade. Find out more.

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The Gold Award is a Senior and Ambassador Girl Scout Award. Girls may begin/complete this award in 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade. Find out more.


All three awards give you the chance to do big things while working on an issue that's captured your heart and your interest in a big way!

Class of 2015 Gold Award Recipients

Click here to read all about the impressive "Class of 2015" Gold Award recipients from our council (pictured below).

Gold Award Girls

And, in 2015, for the fourth time, we sponsored a local Young Women of Distinction Awards in which a panel of judges selected the three top Gold Award projects for their extra special creativity and sustainability. Our 2015 Young Women of Distinction Awards winners were:

Laura Culligan: Troop #426, Barrington, RI

Laura's project was titled, A Veteran's View.
Click here for a video of Laura discussing her Gold Award Project.

Rachel Meilun: Troop #852, North Kingstown, RI

Rachel's project was titled, Operation Concussion Awareness.
Click here for a video of Rachel discussing her Gold Award Project.

Alexandria Rita Murphy: Troop #1163, Somerset, MA

Alexandria's project was titled, GIRLS: Gals in Real Life Succeed.
Click here for a video of Alexandria talking about her Gold Award Project.

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Find all the Gold Award forms you'll need on our Forms page.

Find all the Gold Award publications you'll need on our Publications page.

Click here to see training sessions currently available.

If you have any questions, please contact Laurie Pansa, Director of Program and Training at or at 401.331.4500 x1400.

Share Your "Go Gold" Story!gogold

Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England is collecting stories and we want to hear from you! Tell us about your Gold Award project and share how "going gold" made a positive impact in both your life and the life of others. Email us with details and it may be used as an example of all the good our Gold Award Girl Scouts do for those in our community!

100 Years of Extraordinary Projects from Extraordinary Girls

As a Gold Award recipient, you're part of an elite group of women.

Starting in 1916, the best and brightest undertook projects that improved their communities—and the world.

The Golden Eaglet insignia, the highest award in Girl Scouting from 1916 to 1939, marked the beginning of a long tradition of recognizing the extraordinary efforts of extraordinary girls. From 1940 to 1963, the Curved Bar Award was the highest honor in Girl Scouting. From 1963 to 1980, the highest award was called First Class. And since 1980, the Gold Award has inspired girls to find the greatness inside themselves and share their ideas and passions with their communities.

For more information visit the Girl Scouts USA Highest Awards page.

Show the community your company cares! Contact Jill Martens for information about sponsoring the next Gold Award Breakfast & Ceremony in May 2016.