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Leadership Awards

Leadership Awards

There are many other opportunities outside of patches and badges for girls to shine! From the Torch Award to Community Service Bars, leadership awards recognize all the amazing work that girls do. Earning a leadership award is a great way for girls to give back and serve their community!

Make sure to check out your Girls Guide to Girl Scouting for more information on the Leadership Awards and how to earn them. If you have any questions, please contact Kristina Hopwood.

Community Service Bar - Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors
  • Community Service Bars are earned by making a difference in the community and practicing the values of the Girl Scout Law. It is also a way for girls to get involved with a cause they care about.
  • To earn a Community Service bar, first choose an organization you'd like to volunteer with. The organization will need to agree to give you instructions about the work you'll be doing. Once you've chosen your organization, complete at least 20 hours of service to earn the bar.
  • Apply for a Community Service Bar here:
Community Service Bars
Service to Girl Scouting Bar – Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors
  • Service to Girl Scouting bars are earned by volunteering at least 20 hours for the Girl Scouts.
  • For example, 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. 
  • Apply for the Service to Girl Scouting Bar here:
Service to Girl Scouting Bar
The Torch Awards – Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors
  • The Torch awards recognize Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors who act as leaders in their community.
  • You can earn a Torch award by completing a leadership journey and then serving a full year in a leadership position at a school, place of worship, community center, town council, library, or similar organization.
  • View more guidelines and apply for the Torch Award here:
Torch Awards