Girls Changing the World Need inspiration? Visit the interactive map and
see how Girl Scouts all over are changing the world! Whether it's Gold
Awards, Silver Awards, Bronze Awards, Forever Green, or Take Action
projects, browse to see what girls are doing and share your story with
us! It's a great way to get inspiration for your Girl Scout year or just see what other girls are doing to change the world!
A sustainable project is one that lasts after the girl's involvement ends. A focus on education and raising awareness is one way to make sure a project is carried on. Workshops and hands-on learning sessions can inspire others to keep the project going. Another way to create a sustainable project is by collaborating with community groups, civic associations, non-profit agencies, local government, and/or religious organizations to ensure the project lasts beyond the girl's involvement.
The guidelines give girls tools to examine the underlying root cause of issues, develop a sustainable project plan, and measure the impact of their project on their community, the target audience, and themselves. There is progression. While Girl Scout Juniors working on their Girl Scout Bronze Award will reflect on how the project could be kept going, Girl Scout Cadettes plan for sustainability. Girl Scout Seniors and Girl Scout Ambassadors work to ensure the sustainability of their project in order to meet the Gold Award standards of excellence.
Girl Scout Juniors: Explore an issue that affects their Girl Scout community.
Girl Scout Cadettes: Create a community map of their neighborhood or school.
Girl Scout Seniors and Girl Scout Ambassadors: Assess an issue and its effect more broadly by interviewing community leaders, research using a variety of sources and investigate other community's solutions to a similar problem.