Girl Scouts of Central Texas recognizes the dedication of the girls and young women who do something every day to improve the lives of those around them. The Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards are distinguished recognitions for girls who have met requirements for a project whose purpose is to give back to their community.

Once you have earned your awards be sure to let Girl Scouts across the USA know how you are changing the world. Visit GSUSA's Map It! page to share your story and check out all of the awesome ways that others are making a difference.



bronze-awardThe Girl Scout Bronze Award is a leadership adventure and the highest honor a Girl Scout Junior can achieve. As you and your team plan and complete your project, you’ll develop more confidence, meet new people, and have the kind of fun that happens when you work with other Girl Scouts to make a difference.

Girls must be in 4th or 5th grade (or equivalent) and be a registered Girl Scout Junior AND complete a Junior Journey.


silver-awardHave you ever looked around your neighborhood or school and wondered how you could make a change for the better? Going for the Girl Scout Silver Award—the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette can earn—gives you the chance to show that you are a leader who is organized, determined, and dedicated to improving your community. Earning your Silver Award will give you confidence and change the world around you.

Girls must be in 6th, 7th, or 8th grade (or equivalent) and a registered Girl Scout Cadette AND complete a Cadette Journey.


gold-award starburstAs part of a movement of 10 million girls worldwide, you are in an exceptional position to take action to make the world a better place. Using your passion and talents, you will work toward the Gold Award—the highest award a Girl Scout Senior or Girl Scout Ambassador can earn—and join the ranks of generations of young women who have made a difference in their communities both locally and globally.

Girls must be in 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade (or equivalent) and a registered Girl Scout Senior or Ambassador AND complete two Journeys (Senior or Ambassador)* OR earn the Silver Award and complete one Senior or Ambassador Journey.
 *Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors may complete either Senior or Ambassador journeys towards the Gold Award.

Interested in serving on the Gold Award Adult Committee? Volunteer with us and assist in guiding girls through the process, reviewing applications, facilitating workshops and more. See position description.





National Young Woman of Distinction (NYWOD) is the designation, and special honor, conferred by Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) on ten Girl Scout Gold Award recipients whose final projects demonstrated extraordinary leadership, had a measurable and sustainable impact, and addressed a local challenge that related to a national and/or global issue. 

Girl Scouts of Central Texas reviews all YWOD applications and selects three nominees annually to send to GSUSA. The 2014 YWOD deadline has passed. Please check back for 2015 dates and applications. If you have any questions contact

2014 Young Women of Distinction Recipients

 For Girl Scout Awards forms and resources, click here.