From cleaning up local parks to building outdoor basketball courts or helping neighbors register to vote, Girl Scouts are on the case. Troops can participate in community service together or get even more involved with Take Action projects that create meaningful, sustainable change in communities. Learn how you can get started and make the world a better place.
The highest awards in Girl Scouts are the Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards. To achieve these top honors, Girl Scouts create lasting change in their communities.
When you earn a Cadette, Senior, or Ambassador Community Service bar, you are making a difference in your community – and practicing the values of the Girl Scout Law. It’s also a great way to get involved with a cause you care about.
To earn a Community Service Bar, choose ONE organization you’d like to volunteer at least 20 hours. You need to track your volunteering hours on a time log. After completing at least 20 hours with the organization, please submit your application and time log for final approval of your service. Applications are processed and certificates sent 2-3 weeks after submission. Members are responsible for purchasing the Community Service Bar from their local shop. Community Service Bar can be earned once per Girl Scout level, Cadette, Senior, AND Ambassador.
Every Girl Scout is prepared to do heroic things. When a girl receives one of the following awards, she’s being honored for doing something exceptional, such as saving someone’s life. These are national awards. Applications for these lifesaving awards are reviewed by our council and final approval is given by Girl Scouts of the United States of America. To request an application form, email Info@GirlScoutsToday.org or call 800-798-0833.