The Girl Scout Nation's Capital Silver Trefoil Award originated as the Little Flower Award, which was presented in memory of Senior Girl Scout Linda Curtis and was given for commendable service to our Council. In 1977, the award was expanded to include a wider spectrum of service, including government, international and council service hours. The award did not change materially between 1977 and 2009. In 2009, when Girl Scout Nation's Capital merged with Shawnee Girl Scout Council, the Silver Trefoil Award was evaluated by our Council's Program Policies and Goals Committee to ensure it is relevant to and attainable by today's Girl Scout Nation's Capital Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors.
Silver Trefoil General Requirements
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Girl Scout Community Hours - minimum of 50 hours
The Girl Scout Law asks us to be a sister to every Girl Scout. To earn the Silver Trefoil Award, embody the Girl Scout law. These hours must include council service, and service unit/association/troop service.
National Service Hours - Minimum of 25 hours
This category has been redefined as national service hours, with the understanding that government remains a partial requirement. Service to country and community is part of the Girl Scout tradition. These hours must include government service, local service and green service hours.
Global Service Hours - Minimum of 25 Hours
In light of our council's expansion and to reflect the guiding principle of the Girl Scout Mission Statement: "Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place," the Silver Trefoil Award requires Global Service hours. Global Service hours include service to international communities and multicultural service.
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For further questions, contact our Teen Program Specialist, Ashlee Warren.