Earn an Award

Girl Scouts offers awards as a way for girls and volunteers to continue their Girl Scout journey. The Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards are the highest honors a Girl Scout may receive. The Product Programs department also offers the Stellar Seller Award for Girl Scouts who exceed the set cookie and fall product goals. Volunteers may also be nominated for an Adult Award, which honors their continued service to the organization.

Types of Awards


The Gold Award is the highest award a Girl Scout Senior or Ambassador can earn, a standard of excellence achieved by few. Completion of a Gold Award project means a Girl Scout has left her mark on her community and her world.

The Gold Award must be earned individually, not with a troop. For detailed information about the Gold Award, refer to the Senior or Ambassador Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting book. It is important to note that the project proposal paperwork and an interview must be completed and approval received before work on a project can begin. To schedule an interview, please contact Volunteer Resources at

All Gold Award interviews will be held at the Girl Scouts’ Nashville Service Center in front of the Gold Award committee. This committee is comprised mainly of volunteers and a few staff. Interviews are generally hosted twice a month and typically last approximately 30 minutes and are scheduled accordingly. Time slots fill quickly, so please plan ahead for your interview.
Deadline: Paperwork must be received by February 15, 2015 to be included in the Spring 2015 ceremony.

Learn more about the Gold Award
Girl Scout Gold Award Guidelines
Gold Award Adult Volunteer Guide
Gold Award Proposal Form
Gold Award Final Report


The Silver Award is the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette can earn. The Silver Award can be earned individually or in groups of four or less (per GSUSA). For detailed information about the Silver Award, please refer to the Cadette Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting.

Coming Soon! NEW proposal approval form, revised project final report form as well as a Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee Silver Award Guidelines, Tips and Information Packet.

For More Information, Download:
The Girl Scout Silver Award Guidelines for Girl Scout Cadettes
The Girl Scout Silver Award Adult Volunteer Guides
Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee Silver Award Final Report

Also, review Bronze, Silver and Gold FAQs and Girl Scout Awards At-A-Glance on the left side of this page.

All Silver Award recipients are invited to attend a special council ceremony in honor of their achievements each spring. The deadline for final reports to be included in the spring ceremony is February 15 of the year they wish to participate. For example, girls wishing to participate in the May 2016 SOLA Ceremony (Saluting Outstanding Leadership Achievements), the deadline for final reports is 2/15/2016.

Girl Scout Cadettes have until September 30 of the year they finish 8th grade to complete and turn in final paperwork. For example, girls who are in 8th grade during the 2015-2016 school year have until 9/30/2016 to complete their project AND submit the final report.


The Bronze Award is the highest award a Girl Scout Junior can earn and can be earned as an individual or as a troop. For detailed information about the Bronze Award, refer to the Junior Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting book.

Deadline: Girl Scout Juniors in 5th grade have until September 30 of each year to turn in final paperwork.

Download the Girl Scouts Bronze Award Guidelines
Download the Bronze Adult Volunteer Guide
Girl Scout Bronze Award Troop/Group Report Form

Stellar Sellers

The Stellar Seller Award is awarded to Girl Scouts who sell $1,000 or more in the Fall Product Program, which includes magazines, nuts and candy, or to Girl Scouts who sell 1,000 or more packages of Girl Scout Cookies.


Girl Scouts recognizes the continued support of adult volunteers by offering Adult Awards. Click here for our Adult Awards Booklet which features a complete list of the Adult Awards.

Fillable application and nomination forms (open and then save doc. to desktop and reopen to view it clearly):


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Earn An Award

Volunteer Resource Specialist
Gold, Silver, and Bronze Award Liaison
(615) 460-0255