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Girls at a Silver Award Ceremony

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 Girl Scout Cadette (grades 6-8) can achieve.  Download the Silver Award Workbook (PDF) to find out how.


Girl Scout Silver Award

Silver Award Workbook (PDF)
*Includes a template for troop leaders and/or Juliette mentors for approval and final report.

Steps to Earn the Silver Award

  1. Complete a Cadette Leadership Journey (if you haven't already) to hone the skills needed to earn your Silver Award.

  2. Complete Silver Award Online Self Training OR attend a Silver Award Workshop available for sign-up through gsEvents.

  3. Identify the issues you care about using the Silver Award Workbook prompts.

  4. Build yourself a team of fellow Girl Scout Cadettes (or decide to go solo).

  5. Choose your project by exploring the needs of your community and seeing what sparks your interest.

  6. Choose your Silver Award Take Action project.

  7. Make a plan and gain approval to begin from your troop leader or Juliette mentor.

  8. Put your project into motion.

  9. Submit your final report.

  10. Reflect, share your story, and celebrate your work!

Earning the Girl Scout Silver Award involves the time to complete a Journey (step 1), and then a minimum of 50 hours to complete steps 2-10.

Council Approval

  • As of October 2021, Council approval is no longer needed for Silver Award Proposals. Please utilize the updated Silver Award workbook for Troop Leader or Juliette Mentor approval. If you started your Silver Award proposal with the old process, you don’t need to start over, please reach out to and we’ll help you with next steps.

  • Council approval is still needed for Silver Award final reports.

  • Girl Scouts who wish to earn their Silver Award must submit their final reports by September 30 of their 9th grade year.

Finding Support

To learn more about the Silver Award, visit Girl Scouts of the USA’s website. If you still have questions, ask us anything!