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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. Once you've completed your Silver Award project, please fill out this Silver Award Report.

Girls who..
  • Are in grades 6-8 (Cadette Girl Scouts)
  • Are a currently registered member of Girl Scouts
  • Have completed a Cadette Journey, including the Take Action project
Recommended Timeframe

Fall: complete a Cadette Journey, including the Take Action Project

Once the girls have completed the Take Action Project begin to brainstorm Silver Award Project

Spring: begin the Project

Complete the Project by September 30 and have the girls submit the Final Report

Steps for Girls
  1. Learn through the completion of Journey and a Take Action Project the skills necessary for their Silver Award
  2. Go through Silver Award training
  3. Decide on Silver Award Project
  4. Put together a step by step process that will help them complete the Project
  5. Submit the final report once they are done with their project.
Steps for Leaders
  1. Lead girls through a Cadette Journey to Take Action Projects
  2. Go through Silver Award training
  3. Support girls through their Silver Award Project
  4. Use Silver Award rubric to make sure the project meets Silver standards
  5. Ensure girls submit their final report 
Steps for Higher Award Representatives
  1. Provide support to leaders when needing or requesting assistance
  2. If you would like to be connected to your local Higher Awards Representative please contact