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Girl Scout Silver Award

The Highest Honor a Girl Scout Cadette Can Achieve!

 

Girl Scouts of Nassau County (GSNC) - Girl Scout Silver Award

Welcome to the Girl Scout Silver Award, your leadership adventure where you will earn the highest honor a Girl Scout Cadette can achieve. You may decide to work as a small team or solo to better your community and the lives of others by completing a Girl Scout Silver Take Action Project. The Silver Award is designed to give you a chance to show that you are a leader who is organized, determined, and dedicated to improving your community.

The Girl Scout Silver Award Take Action Project takes look at the root of the problem and try to find long-term solutions that will have an impact even after your initial work. Take the Take Action Quiz to find out how much you really know about Take Action projects, and start thinking of ways you can take the lead as a community advocate.

This award is designed to be accomplished during 6th, 7th, and 8th grades and must be completed by the September 30th directly after you have graduated from 8th grade.

 

 

Prerequisites

 

Be a registered Girl Scout Cadette (6th, 7th, and 8th grades)

The completion of one Cadette Journey Book (earning the Journey Awards, including the Journey Take Action Project)

 

 

An Overview to the Girl Scout Silver Award Steps

 

1.  Build your Girl Scout Cadette team.

2.  Explore your community.

3.  Choose your Girl Scout Silver Award Take Action Project.

4.  Make a plan.

5.  Put your plan in motion.

6.  Spread the word.

 

 

Important Information

 

The Silver Award Take Action Project should be a minimum of 50 hours, and should reach beyond the Girl Scout community.  The project should be done by an individual girl, or a small group (no more than 4 girls).  EACH girl in the group should put in at least 50 hours on the project.

Silver Award projects do not require pre-approval from Girl Scouts of Nassau County (GSNC), but require approval from your Girl Scout Leader. Upon completion of your Girl Scout Silver Take Action Project, you must submit the Silver Award

Final Report Form to the GSNC Shop.

Please use the Girl Scout Silver Award Guidelines for Girl Scout Cadettes to ensure all key components and guidelines of a Silver Award Take Action Project is met.

 

 

Silver Award Documents and Links

 

Girl Scout Silver Award Girl Guidelines for Girl Scout Cadettes

Girl Scout Silver Award Adult Volunteer Guide

Silver Award Final Report Form (This form is needed in order to purchase the Silver Award Pin)

Difference Between a Take Action Project and a Community Service Project

GSUSA Silver Award Website

GSUSA Map It – Share your Silver Award Project

Sample Girl Scout Take Action Projects

Highest Awards - At a Glance

 

 

Questions About GSNC Silver Award

 

For more information on the Girl Scout Silver Award please contact Patte Conway: conwayp@gsnc.org .  To attend “Take Action for the Silver Award” training, please register online, or check the latest issue of Possibilities.