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Girl Scout Silver Award

Working toward 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. Here are five benefits to earning your Girl Scout Silver Award:

  1. The Girl Scout Silver Award is recognized as the second highest award in Girl Scouting.  It is a national award with national standards, awarded by your council on behalf of Girl Scouts of the USA.
  2. You are recognized as a future community leader.
  3. The Girl Scout Silver Award develops skills that will prepare you for other awards/activities in Girl Scouting. In addition, successful completion of the award can be used as a prerequisite to the Gold Award Project.
  4. Learning to work closely with a group to accomplish your goal for the community can be a lesson in cooperation, leadership, teamwork and compromise. 
  5. Working on the project can be a lot of fun!

Before starting on the Silver Award, you must complete a Girl Scout Cadette Leadership Journey.  After you have fulfilled the leadership journey requirement, you will begin steps toward your Girl Scout Silver Award Take Action Project. This includes identifying an issue that you truly care about, investigating it thoroughly, getting help and building a team, creating a plan, presenting your plan, gathering feedback, taking action and educating and inspiring others. There is a minimum requirement of 50 hours for these seven steps. 

Silver Award Workbook  

​The guidelines for earning the Silver Award are in the Silver Award Workbook. Girls working on their Silver Award will submit paperwork to their troop or group leader/volunteer for approval. Girls need to submit the Silver Award Final Report and evaluation to council after its completion in order to purchase the pin. The troop is responsible for purchasing a Silver Award pin for each girl that earns the Silver Award.​

Silver Award Workbook​