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Global Action Award

In 2015, leaders worldwide agreed to work together to accomplish 17 goals by 2030—these are referred to as the Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs—or Global Goals, for short. They focus on topics like taking care of the environment, making sure all people have enough to eat, and improving people’s health.

Although they’re big goals, Girl Scouts know a thing or two about changing the world!

Our Global Action Award calls for girls to address the Global Goals by discovering, connecting, and taking action in their communities and beyond.

In 2022, girls will explore Goal 3: Health and Well-Being, and Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities, to earn their Global Action Award. These two goals go hand in hand because a healthy, sustainable community supports everyone's health.

Every Girl Scout must complete five steps in order to earn her Global Action Award. The first, second, and fourth steps have three activities to choose from. You only need to do one activity in each step to earn the award, but don’t let that stop you—you can do as many as you’d like! 



2022 Global Action Award Activity Guide For Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors (PDF) 

2022 Global Action Award Activity Guide For Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors (PDF)

The Global Action Award is an official national award, so Girl Scouts can wear it on their vest or sash, just like a badge.