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Silver Award Girl Scouts

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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 guidelines to find out how.


Girl Scout Silver Award

Silver Award Guidelines (PDF)
*Includes a template for your Project Proposal 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. Learn about developing a quality project by completing the Silver Award—Dream It, Achieve It! online training (Temporarilly unavailable for revision) with your troop or individually with an adult.

    *The online training will prompt you to create a username and password. If you, a parent, or troop leader have previously completed any training on, you may log in using the same username and password. If you can’t remember your password, please contact us. For the best experience, we recommend viewing the training on a computer using Google Chrome.

  3. Identify the issues you care about.
  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. Develop your project.
  8. Make a plan, submit your Project Proposal, and gain project approval.
  9. Put your project into motion.
  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 suggested minimum of 50 hours to complete steps 2-10.

Council Approval

Girl Scouts River Valleys' approval is needed prior to beginning your project. Girls wishing to do their Silver Award and who are in eighth grade need to submit their proposals by May 1 of their eighth-grade year to ensure timely processing and approval of projects before they begin.

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!