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Silver Award Girl Scouts

Have you ever looked around your neighborhood or school and wondered how you could make a change for the better? Going for the Girl Scout Silver Award—the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette can earn—gives you the chance to do big things and make your community better in the process. Download the Silver Award guidelines to find out how.

You can pursue your Girl Scout Silver Award if: 

You're in sixth, seventh, or eighth grade (or equivalent)


You're a registered Girl Scout Cadette 


You have completed a Cadette Journey



Girl Scout Silver Award Steps

Identify an issue you care about


Build your Girl Scout Silver Award team or decide to go solo


Explore your community


Pick your Silver Award project


Develop your project


Make a plan and put it into motion


Reflect, share your story, and celebrate

Effective immediately, Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors are now allowed to complete final Silver and Gold Award projects that benefit the Girl Scout community. All other award requirements and council processes remain the same. 


GSWISE Silver Award Virtual Training

Designed for Girl Scout Cadettes, parents, and volunteers, this training covers the Girl Scout Silver Award requirements and provides several tips and tools for girls to be successful.


Other GSWISE Silver Award Resources

For more information about the Girl Scout Silver Award guidelines, join us for one of our upcoming award trainings. This training is not mandatory, but highly encouraged for girls/troops interested in earning the Girl Scout Silver Award.

Each girl planning to work on the Silver Award should submit a Silver Award Project Proposal to GSWISE at least two weeks prior to beginning work.

Girl Scout Cadettes must complete work on the Silver Award and submit Final Report to GSWISE prior to becoming Girl Scout Seniors. This deadline is September 30 after girls complete eighth grade.

Silver Award projects are approved at the troop level. Adults working with girls (troop leaders, project advisors, group volunteers, etc.) and the girls themselves help to ensure the project meets all of the required guidelines found in the Silver Award Girl Guidelines. Once final reports are submitted, girls should consider their Silver Award complete. Girls and their listed troop leader will receive a confirmation email letting them know that their award paperwork was received. 


Highest Awards Celebration

The Highest Awards Celebration is an opportunity for girls who have earned the Girl Scout Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards to be recognized for their accomplishments. Families, troop leaders, and project advisors are encouraged to attend. Girls wishing to be recognized at the upcoming spring recognition event must submit all final reports by the annual deadline of March 1.

Invitations will be mailed to girls/troops eligible for recognition in March. 

View the 2021 Highest Awards Celebration Program.


Grant Opportunities

Several community organizations support youth led projects: