GSNI’s Osceola Service Unit hosted a ceremony presenting Girl Scout highest awards to local Girl Scouts on June 9, at Barrington United Methodist Church. The ceremony included recognition for local Girl Scouts who earned the Girl Scout Bronze Award, the highest award a Girl Scout Junior (grades 4–5) can earn, and the Girl Scout Silver Award, the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette (grades 6–8) can earn!
Girl Scout Juniors who earn the Girl Scout Bronze Award represent what Girl Scouts can achieve in their communities. Earning the Bronze Award involves completing a Girl Scout Journey and a suggested minimum of 20 leadership hours spent building a team, exploring a community, choosing a project, planning it, putting it in motion, and marketing it. Leadership hours help girls think through their commitment to doing their very best with each step. Girl Scouts who earn their Bronze Award demonstrate they have the courage, confidence, and character to make a difference in the world around them!
Girl Scout Cadettes who earn the Girl Scout Silver Award prove they are leaders who are organized, determined, and dedicated to improving their community. Earning the Silver Award involves completing a Girl Scout Journey and a suggested minimum of 50 leadership hours spent identifying critical issues, creating a team or choosing a solo option, exploring a community, and then producing and implementing a Take Action Project. Girl Scout who earn their Silver Award establish themselves as trailblazers who have used their knowledge and skills to positively change their own surroundings.