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Silver Award

Have you ever looked around your neighborhood or school and wondered how you could make a change for the better? Going for the Girl Scout Silver Award—the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette can earn—gives you the chance to do big things and make your community better in the process. Download the Silver Award guidelines to find out how.

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You can pursue your Girl Scout Silver Award if: 
 
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You're in sixth, seventh, or eighth grade (or equivalent)

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You're a registered Girl Scout Cadette 
 

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You have completed a Cadette Journey
 


Girl Scout Silver Award Steps
 
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Identify an issue you care about
 

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

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Explore your community
 

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Pick your Silver Award project
 

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Develop your project
 

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Make a plan and put it into motion
 

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Reflect, share your story, and celebrate

IMPORTANT: As of Oct. 1, 2016, Girl Scouts who need to earn funds to support their their Bronze, Silver or Gold Award Projects must participate in the Fall Product and Girl Scout Cookie programs, selling the minimum number of cookies and fall product (per Volunteer Essentials) as their first money-earning activity.

ADDITIONAL COUNCIL RESOURCES

Silver Award projects are approved by troop leaders, and we're here to help! Check out the list of optional resources below, or email us at silveraward@girlscoutsgcnwi.org with any questions.

  • TRAINING
  • FINAL REPORT
    • Tell a story about what your girls did by submitting a Silver Award Final Report. Their project may even be featured on our council's blog! Each Girl Scout will also receive a personalized congratulatory letter and certificate.
    • As of Oct. 1, 2016, the Final Report will be replaced with an online Silver Award Reflection Form.

NEW! Silver Award recipients are invited to the Bronze and Silver Award Celebration! Girls enjoy partying with a live DJ, playing games and receiving special recognition for their achievements. Join us on Sept. 24 in Vernon Hills or at the Friendship Center on Sept. 25! Register>>