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Girl Scouts earning their Silver Award

Silver Award Girl Scouts

When Girl Scout Cadettes focus on an issue they care about, learn the facts, and take action to make a difference, they gain the confidence and skills that will catapult them to lifelong success. It all adds up to the Girl Scout Silver Award—the highest honor a Cadette can achieve.  Download the Silver Award guidelines to find out how.

Girl Scout Silver Award pin
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 (maximum of 4 girls per team) or decide to go solo


Explore your community


Pick your Silver Award Project


Develop your project


Submit your project proposal via the Silver Notice of Intent Form**


Wait for approval or recommendations from the Program Manager-GSLE


Put your plan into motion


Submit your final project to council via the Silver Award Final Report Form and wait for approval


Reflect, share your story, and celebrate

**Please allow 2 weeks for GSSC-MM to review your proposal and contact you with recommended revisions and any questions we have about your potential project. You must receive approval before starting your project.

The deadline for current 8th graders to submit the Silver Award Notice of Intent Form is May 1.

The last day to submit the Silver Award Final Report form is September 30 of your 9th grade year.

Girl Scout Silver Award Important Forms

Silver Award Notice of Intent
Silver Award Final Report       
Silver Award Reimbursement
Donation Authorization Request

Girl Scout Silver Award Helpful Resources

  • Check out our Silver Award Training Video below: