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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 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



Silver Award Resources

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Silver Award Guidelines
Silver Award Rubric
Silver Award Project Proposal
Silver Award Final Report
Money-Earning Guidelines

  • Starting October 1, 2022 Troops will be required to submit a Silver Award proposal in advance of starting their Silver award. Only one proposal needs to be submitted per troop. Each girl needs to submit her final report individually via email
  • Highest Awards Training for girls and leaders is offered virtually throughout the year. This training is highly recommended for silver award and required for gold. Sign up on our event calendar.
  • To receive your Silver Award pin and certificate by June, email your Silver Award Final Report by March 1 of project year. 
  • Final deadline to submit Silver Award is September 30th of the year a girl starts 9 th grade. 
  • The Money-Earning Policies have been updated for Take Action Projects! Email the Fund Development department for more information before you start your project.
  • As of 2018, Girl Scout Silver Award projects CAN be to the benefit of the Girl Scout Community. Permission from Property or Program Departments may be necessary. Details available in training.

Community Service Project v. Sustainable Take Action Project

Service Project

Take Action Project (Sustainable)

Volunteering at a park to pick up litter.

Ridding an area of non-native vegetation and reseeding the area with native vegetation as well as educating community about importance of native vegetation via workshops.

Collecting books and building a Little Free Library

Establishing a reading program for at risk youth at the homeless shelter.

Building a Little Free Library in an area of low literacy where there is no library access and creating media campaign for community about how to use and donate.

Planting a butterfly garden.

Working with city parks department to start a community garden that the city will maintain and teaching gardening skills to younger girls during workshops.

Decorating and displaying a poster with healthy eating tips.

Host workshops for elementary students to learn cooking skills and send them home with a recipe book developed as part of project.

Building a picnic table for your park.

Creating a Leave No Trace interpretive guide for education trail near elementary school.

For more information about the Silver Award, email us