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Additional Awards

In addition to patches, badges and Girl Scouts’ high awards, here are other awards that girls can earn through Girl Scouts and community organizations. 

Discover more earned pins and awards in  The Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting (available in-store and online).

My Promise, My Faith Pin

All Grade Levels

Girls of all grade levels can earn the My Promise, My Faith pin which allows girls to further strengthen the connection between their faith and Girl Scouts. Once each year, a girl can earn the My Promise, My Faith pin by carefully examining the Girl Scout Law and tying it directly to tenets of her faith. Requirements for this pin can be found here.

Community Service Bar

Cadette, Senior and Ambassador

Community Service Bars are earned by making a difference in the community and practicing Girl Scout values by volunteering at least 20 hours for an organization. Before starting, you should complete and submit the Community Service Bar Application. Once approved, you’ll record your volunteer hours and complete the final summary for approval on this form. You’ll receive a congratulatory email to purchase your pins from your nearest GS Store.  

Service to Girl Scouting Bars

Cadette, Senior and Ambassador

Service to Girl Scouting Bars are earned by volunteering at least 20 hours for the Girl Scouts. You might volunteer your time for a special event for younger girls, be an office assistant for your council or service unit, or help with special projects. Before starting, complete and submit the Approval Application. Once approved, you’ll record your volunteer hours and complete a final summary for approval on this form. You’ll receive a congratulatory email to purchase your pins from your nearest GS Store. 

Torch Award

Cadette, Senior and Ambassador

This award is given to a Girl Scout who is a leader in her community. To earn the Torch Award, a Girl Scout must complete one Leadership Journey, and serve a full term in a leadership position at her school, place of worship, library, community center, or other organization that is important to her. Complete this form to log your hours to receive your congratulatory email.

Journey Summit Awards

All Grade Levels

The Journey Summit Award Pin is earned by girls who have completed three National Leadership Journeys at their grade level. The colored border around each pin corresponds to their grade level. This award can be earned by girls in all program levels: Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador. This is the highest award that a Girl Scout Daisy and a Girl Scout Brownie can earn.

Safety Award

All Grade Levels

Safety Awards are earned by following a five-step process for being safe, tailored for each grade level.
Find your grade level's steps in  The Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting.

Cookie Entrepreneur Family Pin

All Grade Levels

All girls who participate in the Girl Scout Cookie Program are eligible to earn the annual Cookie Entrepreneur Family Pin, which they earn by developing essential business skills.

Medal of Honor

All Grade Levels

This award is given to a girl who has shown the presence of mind and true Girl Scout spirit saving life or attempting to save life without risk to the candidate’s own life. Complete this form to nominate a girl for this award. You’ll receive a call from a staff person to help you submit an application to GSUSA. 

Bronze Cross

All Grade Levels

This award is given to a girl who has shown extraordinary heroism saving life or attempting to save life with risk to the candidate’s own life. Complete this form to nominate a girl for this award. You’ll receive a call from a staff person to help you submit an application to GSUSA.

President's Volunteer Service Award

All Grade Levels

This award recognizes Girl Scouts for their community service efforts over a 12-month period of your choice. It is a Presidential honor, initiated by President Bush in 2003, to recognize the valuable contributions of volunteers across the nation that serve others through their volunteer activities. As a certifying organization, GSNYPENN will identify eligible Girl Scout recipients, verify their service hours, and distribute the award to outstanding volunteers. Complete this form to log your hours and apply to receive this award. 

Criteria for President's Volunteer Service Award:

  • Recipient must be a US Citizen or lawfully admitted, permanent resident of the US.
  • Awards are issued for service hours within a 12-month time period of your choosing.
  • Court ordered community service does not qualify.
  • Awards are approved by GSNYPENN and submitted to PVSA
    for recognition.
  • To be certified through GSNYPENN, you must be a member of GSUSA during that 12-month time period.
  • Leaders can use their troop account to purchase awards for their girls. After review of your application, staff will contact you to go over award items, cost, and your method of payment. 
Hours by Award Bronze Silver Gold
Young Adults (16-25) 100-174 175-249 250+
Adults (26+) 100-249 250-499 500+
Families and Groups* 200-499 500-999 1000+
*Two or more people, with each member contributing at least 25 hours toward the total