Leadership Awards

National Leadership Awards are awards that girls can earn outside the scope of their normal Girl Scouting interaction. These awards require girls to spend additional time working with Girl Scouts or other organizations. Detailed information is found in the “Handbook” section of Girls Guide to Girl Scouting (GGGS) for these age levels. A community service log can be found in the “My Girl Scouts” section of the GGGS.

Your service hours for these bars need to be separate from those you use toward other awards. Each bar represents a new project, and can only be earned once.

Torch Award

This award recognizes a Cadette, Senior, or Ambassador Girl Scout who acts as a leader in her community.

Community Service bars

A Community Service bar indicates that a Cadette, Senior, or Ambassador Girl Scout is making a difference in her community — and that she is practicing the values of the Girl Scout Law.

Service to Girl Scouting bars

A Cadette, Senior, or Ambassador Girl Scout can receive the Service to Girl Scouting bar by volunteering at least 20 hours to the Girl Scout organization. She might volunteer her time at a special event for younger girls, be an office assistant for her council or service unit, or help with special projects.