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Additional Awards

In addition to patches, badges and Girl Scouts’ high awards, here are other awards that girls can earn through Girl Scouts and community organizations.

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Young Women of Distinction Award

Ambassador

Every year, 10 Gold Award Girl Scouts receive the Girl Scouts of the USA Young Women of Distinction Award. This includes an all-expense paid, special awards ceremony. Click here to learn more about our Girl Scouts NorCal NYWOD awardees!

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Faith-Based Awards

All Grade Levels

Girls can learn what their faith and Girl Scouting have in common through earning faith based awards including the My Promise, My Faith pin and Religious Recognitions.  Learn more in Girls Guide to Girl Scouting and www.praypub.org.

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Community Service Bar

Cadette, Senior, Ambassador

Community Service Bars are earned by making a difference in the community and practicing Girl Scout values. Available to Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors. Learn more in the  Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting. Click here to download the Community Service Bar Application.

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Service to Girl Scouting Bars

Cadette, Senior, Ambassador

Service to Girl Scouting bars are earned by volunteering at least 20 hours for the Girl Scouts. Available to Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors.

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Safety Award

All Grade Levels

Safety Awards are earned by following a five-step process for being safe, tailored for each grade level.

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Volunteer in Training

Seniors and Ambassadors

This award is earned by mentoring younger Girl Scouts outside of the camp experience. Learn more in the  Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting.

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Cookie Activity Pin

All Grade Levels

All girls who participate in the Girl Scout Cookie Program are eligible to earn the annual Cookie Activity Pin, which they earn by developing essential business skills.

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Medal of Honor

All Grade Levels

This award is given to a girl who has shown presence of mind and true Girl Scout spirit saving life or attempting to save life without risk to the candidate’s own life.

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Bronze Cross

All Grade Levels

This award is given to a girl who has shown extraordinary heroism saving life or attempting to save life with risk to the candidate’s own life.