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Girl Scouts earning their Bronze Award

Bronze Award Girl Scouts

Welcome to the Girl Scout Bronze Award, the highest honor a Girl Scout Junior can achieve. As you and your team plan and complete your project, you'll meet new people and have the kind of fun that happens when you work with other Girl Scouts to make a difference.

You can pursue your Girl Scout Bronze Award if:
 
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You're in fourth or fifth grade (or equivalent)
 

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You're a registered Girl Scout Junior
 

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You have completed a Junior Journey

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Bronze Award workshops are optional! Search our online calendar for upcoming opportunities.

 

 

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Girl Scout Bronze Award Steps

1. Build your Girl Scout Junior team

Girls must work as a group on the Bronze Award. Your team can be your troop, more than one troop, or a group of friends.

2. Explore your community

Your community can be your town, school, church, park, neighborhood, etc. Think about the people, places, and things in your community that may have needs.

What are the root causes or core issues of those needs?  Who in your community would be able to help you address those needs?

3. Choose your Bronze Award project

Think about the ways you can address those root causes to help your communities needs. This will be your project. Think about the following: Who will I be helping? How realistic are our goals? How will we be able to see the changes we want to make? Why is this project important to us? Find something your group is passionate about!

4. Make a plan

How will you go about your project? Who do you need to talk to? What volunteers will you need? What supplies will you need? How much money will you need and where will you get it? How much time will your project take?

5. Put your plan in motion

Start Working on your project. Put your plan into action! Have fun working with your community and making a difference!

6. Spread the word

Turn in your final reports by September 30 of your 6th grade year that you bridge to Cadettes to receive your certificate and be officially recognized by council as earning your Bronze Award. Remember to include photos, copies of news articles, flyers, or any other documentation of your work. Celebrate your accomplishment! Have a special celebration with your troop or community.

 

The Bronze Award is Leader Approved. So, you, as a leader, will have the girls work through the steps of the Bronze Award (per the Bronze Award Guidelines downloaded from the gscsnj.org website page). Each girl completes the Bronze Award Final Report and submits it to you.  You then decide if it meets the guideline criteria. This does not need printed or submitted to GSCSNJ. The Final Report completion for each girl is a great exercise to work on  together as a troop in preparation for the Silver and Gold Awards!  The Final Reports for the girls are not required to be turned in to Council.

For each girl you approve:
Go to your eBiz account. You must be the Leader in the eBiz system for the troop. Type “bronze” into the search box in the upper right corner of the eBiz screen.  Program titled “Bronze Award Completed (current month) 2015" should be listed near the top of the search. Choose this for the current month.  Register each girl who earned her Bronze Award into this “program”. This will enter her accomplishment into the GSCSNJ database.

Once all the girls who earn the Bronze are entered, checkout and print the confirmation with the names of the girls listed.

Bring this list into Juliette’s Closet when you purchase the Bronze Award pins.

If you did not enter the girls into eBiz and you go to Juliette’s Closet to purchase pins: you will be asked to complete a Program Registration Form for the Bronze Award. This will be collected by the shop and sent to Customer Care to enter the girl’s accomplishment into the system.

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Questions? Contact our team at customercare@gscsnj.org or call 856-795-1560.