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Girl Scout Awards - Frequently Asked Questions

Why are journeys prerequisites to earn the Girl Scout Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards?
How do girls know when a journey is "completed?"
What makes the awards' guidelines different from the journeys?
What are the suggested hours for earning each of the awards?
Can a troop work on an Award together?
Can girls begin working on their awards the summer after they bridge (transition) from one Girl Scout level to the next?
Can Take Action Projects for the Girl Scout Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards focus on Girl Scouting?
If a girl starts working on her Take Action project and moves; can she still earn her award?
Who are the adult guides for – council staff, parents, or volunteers?
Do we need a different set of requirements for girls with disabilities to earn the Girl Scout Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards?
Can a troop or group do their Gold Award together?
Is sustainability differentiated at each grade level?
Who can earn the Girl Scout Gold Award?
Can individually registered girl members or Juliettes earn the Girl Scout Gold Award?
Does a Senior or Ambassador need to do the two journeys in any particular order?
How can we make sure that Girl Scout Awards represent quality projects?
What is the difference between a troop/group volunteer and a Girl Scout Gold Award project advisor in the Girl Scout Gold Award process? Do girls need both?
Why can’t a parent be a Girl Scout Gold Award Project Advisor?
At what point should a Girl Scout Gold Award project advisor be identified?
What is the role of the council’s Girl Scout Gold Award committee?
What does it mean to have a sustainable project?
How does a girl measure project impact?
Can a girl earn the Girl Scout Gold Award even if she hasn’t been in Girl Scouts very long?
What if a girl is 18 and graduating? Can she complete her project when she is in college?
What if a girl graduates and is 18 and doesn’t have her project completed?
What if a girl’s project is not completed by the council ceremony time?