This updated Highest Award guidelines document provides clarifications for the guidelines document distributed on March 25, 2020. Please note a few key clarifications:
- Girl Scouts should have a project identified, a plan in place, and be ready to take action no later than September 30, 2020. Given that each council handles highest award project tracking, approvals, and recognitions differently, Girl Scouts should follow local council guidelines and procedures.
- Graduating 12th-grade Ambassadors should plan to have an adult membership in order to use the extension.
- These guidelines are approved for distribution to volunteers, girls, and families—and include coaching tips for girls.
- Girl Scouts is offering a three-month deadline extension from September 30 to December 31, 2020, for Girl Scouts who are graduating from 5th grade (Juniors who seek to earn the Bronze Award), 8th grade (Cadettes who seek to earn the Silver Award), and 12th grade (Ambassadors who seek to earn the Gold Award) this year. These Girl Scouts will bridge to the next program level officially on October 1, 2020, and, without this extension, they would be no longer be eligible to earn the Bronze, Silver, or Gold Award, respectively.
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