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Lifesaving Awards

Lifesaving awards have been a part of the girl Scout program since the beginning of the girl Scout movement in the United States. Lifesaving awards are given to registered Girl Scouts (not adults) who have saved a human life or attempted to save it under circumstances that indicate heroism or risk to their own lives and who have performed heroic acts beyond the degree of maturity and training to be expected at their age. Nomination can be made by any parent, leader, or advisor and submitted to the council for approval.

Get the Lifesaving Awards Application here.

Medal of Honor Lifesaving Award

The Medal of Honor
The Medal of Honor is given for saving a life or attempting to save a life without risk to the candidate’s own life.

Bronze Cross Lifesaving Award

The Bronze Cross
The Bronze Cross is given for saving a life or attempting to save a life with risk to the candidate’s own life.