Bronze Award

Bronze Award

Bronze Award Workshop

This workshop outlines the seven steps to earn the Girl Scout Bronze Award! The Bronze Award is the highest award a Girl Scout Junior (4th-5th grades) can earn. The Bronze Award is earned by a Junior Team; this team includes interested and ambitious Junior Girl Scouts and an adult volunteer. The team can be an existing troop and its Troop Leader/Co-leader, or it may be a newly organized group of Junior Girl Scouts with an adult mentor. The adult volunteer must have a Volunteer Application on file and be a registered adult Girl Scout member. The adult volunteer can watch this workshop and then facilitate it for his/her Junior Team OR the Junior Team can watch this workshop as part of one of their team meetings. This is a 45-minute interactive workshop. This workshop is not required to earn the Girl Scout Bronze Award.

Course Materials

This training requires high speed internet access. For optimal experience, please use an internet connection that supports at least 3 megabytes per second; dial-up connections will most likely not support this program. Please use Chrome or Safari for best results.

This workshop does include interactive activities, so please have paper and writing utensils (pencils, markers, crayons OR colored pencils) available during the workshop. This workshop does include audio, but if your computer does not have speakers, you can enable the Closed Captioning (subtitles) option. We will provide all information covered after the session for your convenience.

More Information About Earning the GS Bronze Award

Becoming an Adult Volunteer

Submit a Volunteer Application

All Volunteers must have a Volunteer Application on file with Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council and pass a criminal background check. To submit your volunteer application: Download the Volunteer Application Packet (#4249) and follow instructions on application for submission. The Volunteer Application is valid for 3 years.

 

Register as an Adult Girl Scout Member

To register, follow these instructions. If applying for financial assistance, online registration is not permitted.

 

How to Apply for Financial Assistance – Adult Member

Financial Assistance for an adult member covers his/her annual membership registration fee and the cost of one activity/event, if that adult volunteer is required to attend per the girl-to-adult ratios in Volunteer Essentials. To apply for Financial Assistance, complete Financial Assistance Application and membership registration form. Submit via e-mail to membership@gsvsc.org or mail to Council Headquarters at:

Registrar – Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council

3663 Peters Creek RD NW

Roanoke, VA 24019

 

Complete Gs101 Training

All Leaders/Co-leaders must complete GS101 Training. GS101Training will give you an overview of the Girl Scouting program. GS101 is an online training presented by GSUSA;
he course lasts approximately 45 minutes. Click here to begin your training!

Information for Girl Scout Juniors

Bronze Award Guidelines

Hey Juniors! This booklet is just for you. Print it out or save it to a computer for reference later. Here is the booklet in Spanish!

 

Highest Awards Website

Check out this website for more information about Highest Awards, including the Bronze, Silver, and Gold Award!

 

Which Journey should I complete?

The first step in earning your Bronze Award is completing a Junior Journey. Go to this website to learn more about the Junior Journeys. You can choose from three Journey books: aMuse, Get Moving!, or Agent of Change. You can also learn more about the Journeys in Volunteer Essentials or at this website.

 

GSVSC Calendar

Be sure to check out the Council Calendar; there may be program opportunities that will help you complete a Journey!

 

Tell me about other Bronze Award projects.

Junior Girl Scouts come up with the best ideas for their Bronze Award projects! Use this website to explore some of the ideas around the

Information for Adult Volunteers

Submit a Volunteer Application:

All Volunteers must have a Volunteer Application on file with Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council. The Volunteer Application is valid for 3 years.

 

Bronze Award Guidelines

This booklet can be used by Junior Girl Scouts or their adult volunteer. It outlines the seven steps to earn the Bronze Award clearly and provides helpful examples. We encourage you to give each Junior Girl Scout her own copy to work with throughout the project. It’s great for girls to have their own notebook to keep this booklet, and other notes, handy. Print it out or save it to a computer for reference later. Here is the booklet in Spanish!

 

Required Paperwork

All the forms you need to submit for the Bronze Award project can be found at www.gsvsc.org/forms/. Keep the following forms in mind:

If your Junior Team needs to earn additional funds to carry out their project, they will
need to complete the Application for Additional Money-Earning Projects (#2131). To
host an Additional Money-Earning Project, Girl Scouts must have participated in both
Council-sponsored product sales that membership year.
To earn credit for the Bronze Award, you must submit the Girl Scout Bronze Award Final Report (#2752). You’ll be required to state how many hours each Junior Girl Scout contributed to the project, so be sure to encourage the girls to track their service hours!

 

Bronze Award Guidelines for Adults

This booklet is designed just for you and guides you as you mentor your Junior Girl Scouts along their Bronze Award adventure!

 

Highest Awards Website

Check out this website for more information about Highest Awards, including the Bronze, Silver, and Gold Award! You can also find Frequently Asked Questions answered here.

 

Tell me more about Girl Scout Journeys.

The first step to earn a Bronze Award is to complete a Junior Journey. There are three Journey books at each age-level, so the Junior Girl Scouts can choose which Journey they’d like to complete. Most Girl Scouts say it takes 3-4 months to complete a Journey, but this timeframe is not required. Go to this website to learn more about three Junior Journeys: aMuse, Get Moving!, or Agent of Change. You can also learn more about the Journeys in Volunteer Essentials or at this website. We encourage you to take Lesson 3 of Girl Scouting 103 to learn more about how to implement the Journeys with your Girl Scout Juniors.

 

GSVSC Calendar

Be sure to check out the Council Calendar; there may be program opportunities that will help your Juniors complete a Journey!

 

Need some ideas?

Use this website to explore some of the ideas around the globe. Remember, the Bronze Award should be girl-led. Girl Scout Juniors should come up with their project together; when they dig into Step 3- Explore Your Community they will come up with good ideas.

Questions?

Questions? Email us at info@gsvsc.org to connect with our customer care team.

Bronze Award Guidelines

This booklet can be used by Girl Scouts or their adult volunteer. It outlines the seven steps to earn the Bronze Award clearly and provides helpful examples.

You can pursue your Girl Scout Bronze Award if:

  • You're in fourth or fifth grade (or equivalent)
  • You're registered as a Girl Scout Junior
  • You have completed a Junior Journey

Girl Scout Bronze Award Steps

Step 1.    Build your Girl Scout Junior team
Step 2.   Explore your community
Step 3.   Choose your Bronze Award project
Step 4.   Make a plan
Step 5.   Put your plan in motion
Step 6.   Spread the word!

Required Paperwork

All the forms you need to submit for the Bronze Award project can be found at www.gsvsc.org/forms. Keep the following forms in mind:

If your Junior Team needs to earn additional funds to carry out her project, you need to complete the Notification of Application for Additional Money-Earning Projects (#2131). To host an Additional Money-Earning Project, Girl Scouts must have participated in both Council-sponsored product sales that membership year. For more information about Money-Earning Basics, check out Volunteer Essentials.

To earn credit for the Bronze Award, she must submit the Bronze Award Final Report (#2752) form. You'll be required to state how many hours each Junior Girl Scout contributed to the project, so be sure to encourage the girls to track their service hours!

The Bronze Award Project

What is a Girl Scout Journey? The first step to earn a Bronze Award is to complete a Junior Journey. There are three Journey books at each age-level, so the Junior Girl Scouts can choose which Journey they’d like to complete. Most Girl Scouts say it takes 3-4 months to complete a Journey, but this time frame is not required. Go to this website to learn more about three Cadette Journeys: aMaze, Breathe! or MEdia. You can also learn more about the Journeys in Volunteer Essentials or at this website. We encourage you to take Lesson 3 of Girl Scouting 103 to learn more about how to implement the Journeys with your Girl Scout Junior(s).

Need some ideas?
Use this website to explore some of the ideas around the globe. Remember, the Bronze Award should be girl-led. Girl Scout Juniors should come up with their project together. When they dig into Step 3. Choose Your Bronze Award Project they will come up with good ideas.

Are there any other resources I should check out? Take a look at this website for more information about Highest Awards, including the Bronze, Silver, and Gold Award! Be sure to check out the Council Calendar as there may be program opportunities that will help your Junior(s) complete a Journey!

Bronze Award Guidelines for Adults

This booklet is designed just for you and guides you as you mentor your Girl Scouts along their Silver Award adventure!

How do I register as an Adult Girl Scout Member? Register as an adult member online in eBiz. If applying for financial assistance, online registration is not permitted.

Can I receive financial assistance as an Adult Girl Scout Member? Financial Assistance for an adult member covers his/her annual membership registration fee and the cost of one activity/event, if that adult volunteer is required to attend per the girl-to- adult ratios in Volunteer Essentials. To apply for Financial Assistance, contact membership@gsvsc.org to request the adult paper membership registration form and download the Adult Financial Assistance Application (#1116). Once complete, submit both the adult paper membership registration form and adult financial assistance application via e-mail to membership@gsvsc.org for processing.

What is GS101 training? All Leaders/Co-leaders must complete GS101 Training. GS101Training will give you an overview of the Girl Scouting program. GS101 is an online training presented by GSUSA. The course lasts approximately 45 minutes. Click here to begin your training!

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