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National Leadership Awards

As Girl Scouts, we take pride in providing service to others and doing what we can to make the world a better place. To recognize older girls—Cadettes through Ambassadors— for their dedication and commitment to both their Girl Scout community and their own communities, girls have the opportunity to be recognized for the awards listed below. You will find more information in the Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting book for each age level.

Community Service Bar

When girls make a difference in their community and practice the values of the Girl Scout Promise and Law, they can earn this award while getting involved with a cause they care about.

Service to Girl Scouts Bar

This award is earned by volunteering at least 20 hours for the Girl Scout organization such as helping out with an event for younger Girl Scouts, assisting with council or service unit projects, or blazing trails at camp.

Torch Award

Recognizes girls who act as leaders in their community after completing a Girl Scout Leadership Journey and serving for one full term in a leadership position at school, place of worship, library, community center, or similar organization.