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Girl Scout Silver Award

The Girl Scout Silver Award is the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette can earn and represents a girl's accomplishments in Girl Scouting and her community as she grows and works to improve her life and the lives of others.

Girl Scout Silver Award Guidelines
  • Grades 6-8
  • Prerequisite: One Girl Scout Cadette Journey
  • Girls work in small team (2-4 girls) or individually
  • 50 hours per girl suggested minimum
  • Project makes the local neighborhood or community better
  • Girl demonstrates an understanding of sustainability in the project plan and implementation
  • Girls connect with new friends outside their immediate community, learn how others have solved similar problems, and determine if the ideas of others can help with their plan
  • For more information about the Girl Scout Silver Award guidelines, attend one of the 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 at least two weeks prior to beginning work. 
  • Girl Scout Cadettes must complete work on the Silver Award and submit Final Report to GSWISE council 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 packet. 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. 

Girl Scout Awards Celebration
The Girl Scout Award 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 February 1.

Date and location TBD. Invitations will be mailed to girls/troops eligible for recognition at the end of March. 

Grant Opportunities
Click on the links below for application information from community organizations that support youth led projects. In addition to these, girls may research and seek out other grant opportunities that may support their projects.