Girl Scout Awards

Girl Scouting boasts a long tradition of honoring girls for service to their community and recognizing their accomplishments as a Girl Scout. In the menu below, click on an award name for complete details. Unless otherwise noted, purchase of the awards is the responsibility of the recipient.

Holly Hammann Award

Congratulations to Violet Andrew, the 2014 Holly Hammann Award recipient! Violet has proven herself to be a model Girl Scout for seven years. She is a volunteer for an animal shelter, public library, and with younger Girl Scout troops. She leads songs at campfires and helps with crafts, games, and kapers. She is very personable and always willing to be a friend to others. Her engaging smile has led others to nickname her “Smiley”. Violet has grown through adversities in her life and shown the true Girl Scout spirit of maintaining a positive attitude. She has stepped outside of her comfort zone and has grown into a great young lady. Violet Andrew completely deserves to receive the Holly Hammann Award.

This award is a wonderful opportunity for someone to recognize an outstanding young girl for her activities in Girl Scouting. The main criteria for this award are not camping skills, but rather that the nominee be someone who exemplifies Girl Scouting in her community by her actions and contributions and who wants to go to camp. The award is for a full campership for one session at resident camp.

Nomination information will be available at the end of summer 2014.


Award Name Girl Scout Grade Level

Girl Scout Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards

Must be a Girl Scout Junior, Cadette, Senior or Ambassador

Community Service Bars

Must be a Girl Scout Cadette, Senior or Ambassador

Cadette and Senior Program Aide (PA)

Must be Girl Scout Cadette (who has completed sixth grade), Senior or Ambassador

Volunteer in Training (LIT)  

Must be a Girl Scout Senior (who has completed ninth grade) or Ambassador

Counselor in Training (CIT & CIT II)

Must be a Girl Scout Ambassador

My Promise, My Faith

All Girl Scouts

Religious Recognitions All Girl Scouts
National Lifesaving Awards
All registered Girl Scouts ages 5-17

 

Trefoil Cadette and Senior Program Aide (PA)  

Any Girl Scout Cadette, Senior or Ambassador can take this training to learn to work with a troop or camp unit of younger girls under the supervision of an adult volunteer or staff member. This leadership workshop will train girls in responsibility of leadership, Girl Scouts basics, growth and development, dealing with groups of girls and more. Trainings will be held in multiple locations across the council. For all trainings, unless otherwise noted, register via our online registration system, Personify.

  • If you would like to attend a council-sponsored PA training, please reference the Spring 2014 Program Guide on page 17 for information on dates, locations and times. Go to the Program Guide page »
  • If you would like to attend a PA training at a day camp, you must contact the camp's director. You can find a list of day camps and the contact information for each one on the Day Camp page »


For more information please contact John Amschler via email or at (503) 977-6823.

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TrefoilVolunteer in Training (VIT)  

Any Girl Scout Senior or Ambassador (must have completed ninth grade) can take this training to learn to work with a mentor leader in a Daisy, Brownie, Junior, or Cadette Girl Scout troop.  A volunteer-in-training project spans a three to six-month period. Requirements can be found in the Girl's Guide to Scouting Senior and Ambassador books. Required training for this award is the adult leader training Troop Leadership, which is available online, as a home study or in a group setting.

For more information, please contact John Amschler via email or phone at 800-338-5248 x6823.

 

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Trefoil Counselor-in-Training (CIT & CIT II)  

A Counselor-in-Training project offers Girl Scout Ambassadors the opportunity to work with children in the out-of-doors. A Counselor-in-Training completes an outdoor group leadership course while interning as a counselor at a Girl Scout camp. This course is offered through the Summer Resident Camp Program. The training includes regular hours devoted to classes, plus actual experience in camp units where the CIT works directly with girls under the supervision of a camp counselor. In your second year of training, a Counselor-in-Training II, you will have opportunities to learn the support functions at camp and hone your counselor skills.

For more information, please contact John Amschler via email or phone at 800-338-5248 x6823.

 

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Trefoil Community Service Bars  

Community Service Bars recognize Girl Scouts who are making a difference in your communtiy - and practicing the values of the Girl Scout Promise and Law. It is a great way for these girls to get involved in a cause they care about. To earn the bar, girls must develop a partnership with an organization and get it approved by the council before starting to give service. To get a partnership approved, please conplete the form below. Once the partnership is approved, girls must provide at least 20 hours of service.

Download the Community Partnership form here.

For more information, please contact Shannon Shea via email or phone at 800-338-5248 x6813.

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Trefoil My Promise, My Faith

Girl Scouts USA is excited to present our first national faith award. Earning My Promise, My Faith helps you explore how Girl Scouting and your faith offer similar ideas about how to act - and how Girl Scouting can tie into your faith. This award can be earned once a year, every year as a Girl Scout. Full requirements are found in The Girl's Guide to Scouting. Resources

Trefoil PRAY Religious Recognitions    

Religious recognitions are available for girls at every grade level from over two dozen religious organizations. Girl Scouts USA recognizes these programs and allows the recognition insignia to be worn on the official uniform. For award information, visit the "Partnerships" section of praypub.org.

 

Trefoil National Lifesaving Awards


The 1913 handbook, How Girls Can Help Their Country, lists two medals girls could earn for meritorious deeds related to saving a life: the Bronze Cross—presented when a girl had shown special heroism or had faced extraordinary risk of her own life to save another’s life—and the Silver Cross—presented for gallantry with considerable risk to a girl’s life. Today, girls continue to earn Lifesaving Awards: the Bronze Cross and the Medal of Honor, for these deeds.

Girl Scouts of the USA has designed procedures to help Girl Scout councils formally recognize acts of heroism by Girl Scouts. As part of the Lifesaving Award procedures, councils will approve the recommendation for the award as well as purchase the medals. Please note that there are strict timelines for nominating a girl for this award. For more information,  please reference this packet »

  • BRONZE CROSS Given for saving life or attempting to save life with risk to the candidate’s own life.
  • MEDAL OF HONOR Given for saving life or attempting to save life without risk to the candidate’s own life.

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  • If you would like to attend a council-sponsored PA training, please reference the Program Guide on page 17 for information on dates, locations and times. Go to the Program Guide page »
  • If you would like to attend a PA training at a day camp, you must contact the camp's director. You can find a list of day camps and the contact information for each one on the Day Camp page »
  • If you would like to attend a council-sponsored PA training, please reference the Program Guide on page 17 for information on dates, locations and times. Go to the Program Guide page »
  • If you would like to attend a PA training at a day camp, you must contact the camp's director. You can find a list of day camps and the contact information for each one on the Day Camp page »
  • If you would like to attend a council-sponsored PA training, please reference the Program Guide on page 17 for information on dates, locations and times. Go to the Program Guide page »
  • If you would like to attend a PA training at a day camp, you must contact the camp's director. You can find a list of day camps and the contact information for each one on the Day Camp page »
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