In 1980, Girls Scouts introduced the
Girl Scout Gold Award (for Girl Scouts 14-18) as its highest honor,
along with the Girl Scout Silver Award (for Girl Scouts 11-14). To
receive these awards, girls must meet requirements that help them
prepare for, and complete, a special project benefiting their
communities. Based on requests from Junior Girl Scouts (ages 8-11), the
Girl Scout Bronze Award was introduced in 2001. Today these three awards
are a highlight of the Girl Scout experience.