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Earned Awards & Scholarships

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Service Bars

Community Service Bars can be earned by Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors. This bar recognizes at least 20 hours of service to an organization outside of Girl Scouting. 

Specific requirements can be found in your  Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting.

Service to Girl Scouting Bars can be earned by Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors. This bar recognizes at least 20 hours of service to Girl Scouting, such as helping with a younger Troop, volunteering at a Council event or Service Unit Camporee. 

Specific requirements can be found in your  Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting.

Questions? Contact Jeannie Napper.


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President’s Volunteer Service Award

Any individual, family, or group can receive Presidential recognition for volunteer hours earned over a 12-month period or over the course of a lifetime. Refer to the President’s Volunteer Service Award website for more information.

Submit the GSSA President’s Volunteer Service Award Application Form to the council to apply for this award. Awards are ordered twice yearly, in May and October. Applications received after May 1 or October 1 will be held for the next batch order.


 My Promise, My Faith

The new Girl Scouts My Promise, My Faith pin invites girls in grades K-12 to experience a faith journey through exploration of the Girl Scout Law and teachings from their faith. Girls can earn this national pin each year.


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 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. 

Today, girls continue to earn Lifesaving Awards: the Bronze Cross, given for saving life or attempting to save life with risk to the candidate’s own life; and the Medal of Honor, given for saving life or attempting to save life without risk to the candidate’s own life.

Click here for the application. The application must be downloaded with 60 days of the lifesaving incident. Applications must be approved by the council and submitted to GSUSA no later than 6 months after the lifesaving incident.


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Scholarships

Our council is fortunate to have two scholarships for Girl Scouts who are graduating from high school. Application deadline for all scholarships is April 1 of the graduating year.

Loucretia Hollingsworth Scholarship places an emphasis on community service.

Ellen Autrey Anderson Girl Scout Gold Award Scholarship is open to Girl Scouts who have completed a Gold Award.

The  Lifetime Membership Award grants a lifetime membership in Girl Scouts, so you may enjoy alumnae benefits for the rest of your life, no matter where you live.

Please use the Scholarship Application and Reference Form when applying for these scholarships.

Questions about awards and scholarships?  Please contact our Award Manager, Jeannie Napper.