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.
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 (Earning all awards, including the Take Action project)
Have your troop leader approve your project idea using the Council’s online approval tool
Read through the Silver Award Online Approval Tool Questions Guide
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
Use the following resources to help you with the project:
- You may begin working on the prerequisites as soon as you bridge to or register as a Girl Scout Cadette.
- The Silver Award Take Action Project is approved by the troop advisor using this tool. It does not need Council approval. If a troop advisor has questions about approval, he/she can contact the Teen Program Specialist for assistance. firstname.lastname@example.org
- Complete the Silver Award Report Form after you finish the project (PDF). This must be turned in by September 30th of the year you complete 8th grade and enter 9th grade.
- Return completed form to any Girl Scouts Nation's Capital Shop to purchase the Girl Scout Silver Award pin. Include a copy of the approval confirmation generated from the Online Approval Tool.
- Silver Award Girl Scouts are recognized in the Girl Scouts Nation's Capital Award Yearbook each spring. To be listed in the Award yearbook, be sure to submit your forms by March. Check Rallyhood for due date.