Girl Scouts Heart of Central California Rose Award

The Rose Award can be earned by Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors (grades nine through 12). This award was created by Seniors in our council with the intent to recognize and promote leadership and learning in several different areas including, but not limited to: values and ethics, service to others, career exploration, and independent living skills. Completing the requirements for the Rose Award may take 12-24 months, so advance planning is necessary. Please review the Rose Award Application Packet for a more in- depth overview of the Rose Award.


Girls whose final reports are received at the council office by March 20 will be recognized at that year’s Girls Who Inspire awards ceremony.


Steps to Earn the Rose Award

  1. To be eligible to earn the Rose Award girls must be in grades nine though 12.  
  2. Three months before the intended competition date, a notice of intent must be submitted to the council office.
  3. Girls are required to complete activities that fall under the following categories: service, out-of-doors, independent living skills, creative arts, well being, international friendships, promise and law, career exploration, and adult roles in Girl Scouting. Remember this is expected to be completed over the course of one to two years.
  4. Obtain three letters of character endorsements. These letters should come from adult mentors who know you well and can positively express your character. Examples can include: troop leaders, teachers, club leaders, and coaches.
  5. Submit a final report along with your three letters.

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Important Deadlines!

March 20: Deadline to turn in the Rose Award project report in order to participate in that year’s Girls who Inspire ceremony.

September 30 after graduating high school: The absolute last day to turn in the Rose Award project report in order to be recognized.



Overview and Intent paperwork
Final report paperwork


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