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Girl Scouts earning their Silver Award

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 Cadette can achieve.  Download the Silver Award guidelines to find out how.

Each girl needs to use the Silver Award guidelines to develop their Silver Award project. Please read over all the resources below for details.

Girl Scout Silver Award pin
You can pursue your Girl Scout Silver Award if: 

You're in sixth, seventh, or eighth grade (or equivalent)


You're a registered Girl Scout Cadette 


You have completed a Cadette Journey

Girl Scout Silver Award Steps

Identify an issue you care about


Build your Girl Scout Silver Award team or decide to go solo


Explore your community


Pick your Silver Award project


Develop your project


Make a plan and put it into motion


Reflect, share your story, and celebrate


Find quick answers to your questions about Girl Scouting's Highest Awards: the Girl Scout Silver Award. View the Highest Awards FAQ>>




GSNC's Girl Scout Silver Award Toolkit

GSNC's Girl Scout Silver Award Toolkit is a Cadette Girl Scouts' guide to all things Silver. In here, girls and their Girl Scout Volunteer/Leader will have all the information and resources they need to complete their Silver Award. When you volunteer to help a girl earn her Silver Award, you take on an incredible role in her life. This guide to the Girl Scout Silver Award can help you be an even better mentor.

This toolkit includes:

  • Steps to earning the Girl Scout Silver Award
  • Difference between taking action and community service
  • Girl Scout Silver Award Adult Volunteer Guide
  • The GS Silver Award Guidelines for Girl Scout Cadettes
  • Completion procedures for earning the Girl Scout Silver Award
  • Silver Award Approval Checklist for Leaders
  • Silver Award Final Report Checklist for Girls
  • Silver Award Final Report Form
  • Silver Award Leader Approval form
Silver Award Training

Are you planning to earn the Silver Award? Take our online Silver Award training to learn the award guidelines and discover your inner leader. Complete this training to feel confident as you develop a true Take Action project, that will help your community for years to come! Leaders and adults are welcome to join in, so you are prepared to help Cadette Girl Scouts on their journey to the Silver Award. This training is designed for Girl Scouts who are seeking to earn their Silver Award, along with leaders and adults who will be guiding girls through the Silver Award process.

View our Silver Award Training Video>>

Higher Awards Office Hours

NEW! Bronze, Silver, and Gold Office Hours

Once you have read Your Guide to Going Gold, Silver, or Bronze Toolkits and have watched the training videos, you can sign up for a time slot to have your questions answered.

Sign up for office hours.