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1 Girl Scout Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards Conference Call 2009

2 Agenda Overview of the New Approach Transition Planning GSCNCs new Gold Award process

3 The Girl Scout Leadership Experience

4 Girl Scout Leadership Journeys

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6 Girl Scout Bronze Award Troop or Group Junior Journey prerequisite Then 20 suggested minimum hours for Take Action project

7 Girl Scout Bronze Award Community Observation Understanding of Sustainability and Global Learning by Reflection and Sharing of Results

8 Girl Scout Silver Award Individual or Small Group Cadette Journey Prerequisite Then 50 Suggested Minimum Hours for Take Action Project

9 Girl Scout Silver Award Community Mapping Planning for Sustainability and Global Learning by Reflection and Sharing of Results

10 Girl Scout Gold Award Prerequisite of Two Journeys OR One Journey and Silver Award Then suggested 80 hour minimum

11 Girl Scout Gold Award Meet the Standards of Excellence using the Girl Scout Gold Award Toolkit

12 The Awards Before Summer 2009 The Awards Summer 2009 Focused on leadership but no standard or outcomes. Aligned to the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Each grade level guidelines offers an experience for girls to develop leadership skills/achieve the girl outcomes and to have impact in the community. Prerequisites include Girl Scout Interest Patches, Badges. Career and leadership awards are pre- requisites at the silver and gold levels. Journeys, a nationally consistent foundation on which girls build, are the only prerequisite as follows. Individual or Group Project Possible at every grade level. Bronze level girls -- troop or group. Silver level -- small group or an individual project. Gold - individual Progression defined at the prerequisite level not by project. Take Action Project Differentiation Sustainability not clearly identified/outlined.Sustainability outlined. Bronze - After the project is complete, girls develop an understanding of sustainability by talking together about how solutions can be lasting. Silver - Girls demonstrate an understanding of sustainability in the project plan and implementation. Gold - Take Action Project includes provisions to ensure sustainability.

13 The Awards Before Summer 2009 The Awards Summer 2009 Global not addressed.Bronze - After the project is complete, girls develop an understanding of the wider world by talking together about how others may experience the same problem that their project helped resolve. Silver - Girls connect with new friends outside their immediate community, learn how others have solved similar problems and determine if the ideas of others can help with their plan. Gold - Girls identify national and/or global links to their selected issue. They learn from others and develop a plan to share the results of their project beyond the local community. Required Hours at each Grade Level Bronze - 15 hours Silver – 40 hours Gold – 65 hours Suggested Hours at each Grade Level Bronze – 20 suggested minimum hours Silver - 50 suggested minimum hours Gold – 80 suggested minimum hours

14 Delivery Micro Site Plans OCN

15 Transition

16 New GSCNC Gold Award Process Five Regional Panels –Washington, DC –Lorton, VA –Leesburg, VA –Hughesville, MD –Winchester, VA

17 New GSCNC Gold Award Process Girl-Led –Who is a girls best advocate? HERSELF! –Presentations 15-second Quick Pitches Opportunity to answer questions from small panel in a supportive environment Smaller issues can be resolved at the meeting

18 New GSCNC Gold Award Process Volunteer-Supported –Regional Panels Set appointments Meet with girls Serve as mentors

19 Learning Opportunities Adult Guides for each Award/FAQs Gold Award Workshops Content Expert Conference Calls

20 What Girls Tell Us All of my work paid off. I felt pure happiness to see how much I accomplished. I had to step out of my comfort zone in completing this project, and it was a really great feeling knowing that I was able to do that.

21 For more information Website: Contact: –Caroline Schreiber, Teen Program Specialist x236 –Brigid Howe, Manager, Program Services x211


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