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 Leadership Awards


The highest awards in Girl Scouting for teen and pre-teen Girl Scouts are a leadership adventure where girls identify and complete a project to make a sustainable difference in their community or the wider world.  View At-a-Glance Requirements for these awards.
Bronze Award
Junior Girl Scouts
G​rades 4-5
Silver Award 
Cadette Girl Scouts
Grades 6-8
Gold Award
Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts
Grades 9-12​
Teen Mentoring Awards
When girls guide or teach others, they act as mentors. An exciting part of a Girl Scout’s development, teen mentoring is a win-win proposition!
As teen mentors, Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors gain experience by sharing skills, testing knowledge and trying out new leadership roles. For the girls being mentored, it means a chance to be with and learn from teens – some of their favorite people!
Teens who earn mentoring awards are given a special opportunity to serve as champions for the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. As they serve in their roles, Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors can help grow awareness of Girl Scouting’s aim to deliver fun with purpose: enjoyable and challenging activities that grow girls’ leadership in their daily lives and in the world.
The Teen Mentoring Awards are
  • Leader in Action (one for each Journey series)
  • Program Aide
  • Volunteer-in-Training
  • Counselor-in-Training (earned at resident camp)
  • Volunteer-in-Training 
  • Counselor-in-Training (earned at resident camp)
  • Counselor-in-Training 2 (earned at resident camp)
The requirements for these awards can be found in The Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting for the appropriate program level.
Guidance on earning the Leader in Action award can be found in the adult guide for each Cadette journey and here: