Awards, Badges and Bridging


The insignia on a girl's uniform are a record of her adventures and accomplishments as a Girl Scout. Insignia is the general term for all official items that girls and adults can wear on their uniforms.

Girl Scout insignia are broken into four categories:

  • Emblems: Girl Scouts of the USA, council, troop membership, and identification insignia. Includes such items as Girl Scout Membership pins, the council identification strip, and troop numerals.
  • Earned Level Awards: Earned by completing requirements or demonstrating understanding of a concept, as outlined in Girl Scout program books, including bridging awards, journey award, and Daisy through Ambassador level awards.
  • Additional Awards: Earned through requirements determined by GSUSA or by other organizations. Includes Girl Scout lifesaving and religious awards and the President's Award for Community Service.
  • Participation Patches and Pins: Supplementary insignia developed at the national or council level with a focus on participation. Some come with companion activity booklets. Includes American Flag Patch, fun patches, and the World Thinking Day Patch.