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Girl Scouts of Silver SageAwards, Badges & Insignia

Girl Scout Insignia and Awards 101

 

The insignia1 on a girl's uniform are a record of her adventures and accomplishments as a Girl Scout. Insignia is the general term for all official items that girls and adults can wear on their uniforms. All official awards are worn on the front of the sash or vest.

 

Girl Scout insignia are broken into five categories here and in The Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting at each program level:

 


Insignia Showing You Belong: These insignia include such items as Girl Scout membership pins, the World Trefoil pin, GSUSA and council identification strips, and troop numerals.

 


Earned Grade-Level Awards: These Girl Scout program awards include Girl Scout Journey Awards from the three Leadership Journeys at each program level, Daisy Petals and Leaves, Girl Scout Brownie through Ambassador proficiency badges found in The Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting at each program level, and Girl Scouting's highest leadership awards (Girl Scout Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards).

 


Special Opportunity Awards: These are national awards earned through requirements determined by Girl Scouts of the USA or by another organization with whom GSUSA has a partnership agreement. These awards include the Girl Scout My Promise, My Faith Awards, Girl Scout Cookie Sale Pins, Girl Scout Safety Awards, and the President's Award for Community Service.

 


Meritorious Service Awards: These include the Girl Scout Lifesaving Awards awarded from GSUSA through council nomination.

 

 

 

Participation Patches and Pins2: Supplementary insignia developed at the national or council level with a focus on participation. These are worn on the back of the badge sash or vest or Daisy tunic.


 

Insignia Lists

 

Each page below contains a list of age-appropriate insignia, as well as charts that can be downloaded to show where to place the insignia. Note that there are charts that show new insignia placement as well as charts that show where to place insignia in transition between old and the new.

· Girl Scout Daisies (Grades K-1)
· Girl Scout Brownies (Grades 2-3)
· Girl Scout Juniors (Grades 4-5)
· Girl Scout Cadettes (Grades 6-8)
· Girl Scout Seniors (Grades 9-10)
· Girl Scout Ambassadors (Grades 11-12)
· Girl Scout Adults (Ages 18 and up)



Where to Place Insignia on a Uniform

 

Girl Scout awards, badges, patches, and other insignia should be presented, worn, or displayed only after Girl Scouts have completed the requirements outlined in the appropriate program materials.

· See Where to Place Insignia on a Girl Scout Uniform

 



Awards Found Online

 

Requirements for several awards and patches are found online, including those that do not appear in printed program publications, insignia that get updated regularly, and special featured insignia.

· Girl Scout Cookie Sale Activity Pin
· Girl Scout Global Action Award
· Girl Scout Highest Awards: Girl Scout Bronze, Girl Scout Silver and Girl Scout Gold Award
· Girl Scout LiA Awards for Cadettes (PDF) (For Brownie Quest Only)
· Girl Scouts Forever Green Participation Patch
· World Thinking Day Award


1 All insignia are owned by Girl Scouts of the United States of America and are protected by law for use by GSUSA. None of the insignia may be copied, duplicated, or reproduced without prior express written authorization from Girl Scouts of the USA. All rights reserved.

Girl Scout badges, awards, and other insignia earned for the accomplishment of skill-building activities or any set requirements should be presented, worn, or displayed only after Girl Scouts have completed the requirements outlined in the appropriate program materials.

2 Participation patches and pins can be worn on the back of the uniform only.

3 All Girl Scout badges and Journey awards that appear in Girl Scouts of the USA Journey books and The Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting are subject to U.S. Copyright Laws and cannot be duplicated or posted online. Links can be made from Girl Scout-related Web sites to any awards hosted by the official Girl Scout Web site.


Have a question about Girl Scout insignia? Contact our Program Manager

Girl Scouts of Silver SageThe President’s Volunteer Service Award

              

The President’s Volunteer Service Award is the premier volunteer awards program, encouraging United States citizens or lawfully admitted permanent residents of the United States through presidential recognition to live a life of service.

 

Award Criteria
Any individual, family or group that meets the program’s criteria can receive Presidential recognition for volunteer hours served over a 12-month period or over the course of a lifetime. Criteria for recognition are:

•Recipients must be United States citizens or lawfully admitted permanent residents of the United States.

•Awards are issued for service hours served within a 12-month time period or over the course of a lifetime.

•Awards are issued for volunteer service only. Additional levels of participation with the organization, i.e. charitable support, are not a factor considered for the award.

•Court-ordered community service does not qualify for the award.

•Awards are issued by approved Certifying Organizations. (Girl Scouts of Silver Sage is a Certifying Organization and will order the pin, but pin must be paid for by recipient.)

•Service must be with an organization that is legally established in the United States, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or one of the territories.

Award Eligibility

Any individual, family, or group can receive Presidential recognition for volunteer hours earned over a 12-month period or over the course of a lifetime at home or abroad. The following are the eligibility requirements for each age group:

•Kids: Age 5-14
•Young Adults: Individual Age 15-25
•Adults: Individual Age 26 +

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