Frequently Asked Questions
Girl Awards

Girl Scout Project Ideas


Girl Scout Gold Award:


GS Gold Award Requirements


GS Gold Award Project Proposal Form


GS Gold Award Final Report


GS Gold Award Training Schedule

  GS Gold Award Training Schedule & Training-By-Request Form
  GS Gold Award Interview Schedule

Girl Scout Silver Award:


GS Silver Award Requirements


GS Silver Award Training


GS Silver Award Intent Form


GS Silver Award Final Report


GS Silver Award Time Log


Girl Scout Bronze Award:

  NEW: Leaders can bring the completed Bronze Award paperwork to the Girl Scout shop to purchase the awards

GS Bronze Award Guide for Girls


GS Bronze Award Guide for Volunteers


GS Bronze Award Final Report


Trifecta Award

  The Trifecta Award is a NEW award that will honor our Girl Scouts who have earned their Girl Scout Bronze, Girl Scout Silver and Girl Scout Gold Awards.  The Trifecta Award will be presented to girls at the annual All That Glitters ceremony.

Trifecta Award Form


Outstanding Graduating Girl Scout:


Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois will award a scholarship to two GSSI Graduating Girl Scouts who stand out in Girl Scouts, leadership, school and service to the community. In addition to these two scholarships, as part of a staff campaign, GSSI Staff will award one additional scholarship! To be eligible, you must be a registered Girl Scout Ambassador who is graduating high school in 2015. You must also fill out the following application and have one person fill out the following reference form and submit them by February 12, 2015. Applications and reference form can be mailed or dropped off to either GSSI office or e-mailed to


Outstanding Graduating Girl Scout Application Form


Outstanding Graduating Girl Scout Reference Form


President's Volunteer Service Award

  The President’s Volunteer Service Award recognizes girls and adults who have achieved the required number of hours of service over a 12-month time period – or cumulative hours over the course of a lifetime. Please review the Award Criteria for more information. Girls and adults who meet the criteria for the President’s Volunteer Service Award should complete the Award Application and submit it to the council office along with $5.00 per award. Please allow 6-8 weeks for processing.

Award Criteria
President's Volunteer Service Award Form


National Leadership Awards

  There are three National Leadership Awards that are offered to Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors.  These awards showcase a Girl Scout’s leadership and service.  These awards include the Silver Torch Award (Cadette), Silver and Gold Torch Award (Senior) and the Gold Torch Award (Ambassador), as well as the Community Service Bar (Cadette, Senior and Ambassador), and the Service Bar to Girl Scouting (Cadette, Senior and Ambassador). Please bring the National Leadership Awards Report Form (found below) to the council shop to purchase the award.  Once the award has been approved, you will receive a letter from our office indicating how to purchase the awards.  For the Community Service Bar, GSSI does not need to approve the organization you are working with prior to beginning your service.

National Leadership Awards Report Form


Teen Mentoring Awards


Program Aid Reporting Form


VIT Quiz


CIT and VIT Reporting Form


Journey Summit Award


Girls who have completed all three Girl Scout Journeys for the program level are eligible to receive the Journey Summit Award.  This is a very special achievement for the girls!  It shows that the girls have really put their imagination into becoming leaders and have shown the world the changes they are capable of making. Girls who have earned the Journey Summit Award will need to fill out the Journey Summit Award Report Form (found below) and bring the form to the council shop to purchase the award.

  Journey Summit Award Report Form
Adult Awards


Adult Awards Guidelines and Criteria


Adult Award Nomination Form


Volunteer of Excellence Endorsement


President's Award Endorsement


Appreciation Pin Endorsement


Honor Pin Endorsement


Thanks Badge I & II Endorsement


GSSI Heart of Gold Endorsement


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