Ready to help your community and earn one of the highest awards in Girl Scouting? Cadettes can team up with a small group of fellow Girl Scouts or work on their own. To earn the Silver Award, you will research an issue you care about, make a plan to address it and then take action to improve your community.
Are in sixth, seventh or eighth grade
Are a registered Girl Scout Cadette
Have completed a Cadette Journey
Let us know you want to earn it.
Find an issue you care about.
Build your Girl Scout Silver Award team or decide to go solo.
Explore your community and think of how that issue affects your community.
Choose a Silver Award project that can lead to lasting change.
Develop your project.
Make a plan and put it into motion.
Reflect, share your story and celebrate.
These guidelines provide you with all the details you need to complete the steps of the Silver Award.
Use the following resources to maintain an organized project:
Before submitting your proposal, you should thoroughly research your topic and contact experts. Form a project plan, but do not begin formal work on the project until after submitting the proposal and receiving committee approval.
Proposals for eighth graders must be submitted by March 1.
Once your Silver Award proposal is submitted, you will be contacted to set up a Silver Award Committee presentation.
Once your Silver Award Final Report is submitted, you will be contacted to set up a Silver Award Committee presentation.
Your proposal meeting will take about 20 minutes total. During the meeting, the committee will ask questions and make suggestions to help you be successful. You may also take the opportunity to ask them questions as well since the committee members are leaders in the community and many have earned Girl Scout Higher Awards.
For a proposal meeting, prepare the following:
At the end of your presentation, you will be told if your project is approved or if additional steps are needed.