Attention Girls in Grades 6-8: 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 show that you are a leader who is organized, determined, and dedicated to improving your community. Download the Silver Award Guidelines to find out how. To see a snapshot of all the older girl awards, see the Girl Scout Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards at a Glance.
Girl Scout Silver Award Steps
Below is an overview of the requirements to earn the Girl Scout Silver Award. In order to fully understand what is expected from girls, please refer to the Silver Award Girl Guidelines, the Silver Award Adult Guide, and the FAQs. The form that must be completed and turned into the USAGSO-NA office can be found here. This form helps to walk you through parts of the Silver Award and serves as your Final Report. Please note, the Troop Leader/Advisor is the one that approves Silver Award Projects. We do ask that you inform your local Overseas Community Management Team of your Silver Award Project, optimally presenting the project to them before you begin work on it. This way they can also serve as mentors on your project, offering helpful suggestions in working within your community.
Special Note to Leaders, Parents & other Volunteers
From the Silver Award page FAQ’s:
“Can Take Action Projects for the Girl Scout Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards focus on Girl Scouting?
- Final Take Action Projects for the Girl Scout Bronze Award may focus on service in support of the Girl Scout movement, while Take Action Projects for the Girl Scout Silver Award and Gold Award are expected to reach beyond Girl Scouting to “make the world a better place.” The award progression is planned to offer our younger girls the opportunity to develop their planning and leadership skills within the comfort and familiarity of Girl Scouting if they so choose. As they mature within Girl Scouting, our Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors are ready to move beyond the Girl Scout family to share their leadership skills with the wider community. It is in fully exploring their communities that our older girls exemplify the Girl Scout mission to “Build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.”
Girl Scout Silver Award Pre-Requisites
Girls must be in 6th, 7th, or 8th grade (or equivalent) and a registered Girl Scout Cadette AND Complete a Cadette Journey
Girl Scout Silver Award Steps
- Identify issues you care about.
- Build your Girl Scout Silver Award team or decide to go solo.
- Explore your community.
- Pick your Silver Award project. The Silver Award project must be done in the local community (beyond the Girl Scout community).
- Develop your project.
- Make a plan and put it into motion.
- Reflect, share your story, and celebrate.
All of the above information can be found at GSUSA’s website here.