Lady Baden Powell Award
Over 50 Years ago, Lady Baden-Powell, one of the most influential women in Scouting visited Panama and created the Lady Baden-Powell Award in order to foster stronger international friendships between USA Girl Scouts living abroad and other Girl Guides and Girl Scouts.
Today, in nearly 100 countries around the world, we have USA Girl Scouts who have the opportunity to earn this special award in partnership with their sister host nation WAGGGS organization. USA Girl Scouts Overseas is proud to release the newly revised Lady Baden-Powell Award requirements and procedures.
Leadership is the focus of Girl Scouting and the Lady Baden-Powell Award recognizes those who work to bring USA Girl Scouts together with their sister host nation WAGGGS organization. These young leaders work together to Discover more about themselves and others, Connect to define and address a community issue, and Take Action to make a viable impact in that community.
In Lady Baden-Powell’s honor, we continue to use the 5 “C’s” in conjunction with the Girl Scout Leadership Experience’s three keys to Leadership—Discover, Connect, and Take Action–as the foundation for the Lady Baden-Powell Award.
The Lady Baden-Powell Award is approved by a volunteer committee comprised of volunteers from each region of USAGSO.
The award requirements are directly connected to outcomes of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.
The Lady Baden-Powell Award Group consists of a minimum of two representatives. One from the USA Girl Scouts Overseas and one from the host nation WAGGGS association.
The Lady Baden-Powell Awards may be purchased at your regional USAGSO shops after confirmation of approval of final report.
An email address specifically for Lady Baden-Powell Award applications, final reports, questions, and comments has been created at email@example.com.
Lady Baden Powell Award Final Report
All Lady Baden-Powell Award applications submitted after February 1, 2013 should be submitted following the new requirements and using the new forms. For questions regarding the Lady Baden Powell Award please firstname.lastname@example.org.
International Friendship Award
The International Friendship Pin (IFP) is a special adventure-in-friendship project for Daisies – Ambassador Girl Scouts who are living overseas and participating in a USA Girl Scouts Overseas troop. Its purpose is to encourage USA Girl Scouts to take advantage of their unique opportunities for international friendship while they are living outside of the United States.
The IFP can be earned as a troop activity or can be organized as fun overseas committee series event. There are seven requirements and the girls will complete each activity under the steps while exploring their host nation community.
Sample Exploration Steps:
Make new friends with persons of your host country
Learn about your host country and people through its customs and culture.
Learn about your host country and its people through its language
Learn about your host country through its history and geography.
Help people of your host country understand us and our country.
Learn about the Girl Scout/ Girl Guiding movement in your host country.
Put into action a Girl Scout's duty to be useful and help in a country other than her own.
Placement on Uniform
Once earned the pin can be purchased from your local Girl Scout shop. The pin is worn on the right-hand side of the uniform, on a level with the membership pin or on the badge sash in the area just below the membership stars. The pin may be earned once in each country, but only one pin is worn on the uniform.
For questions regarding the International Friendship Pin contact your Overseas Committee Chair or local Lead Advisor.