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Girl Scouts earning their Silver Award

Girl Scout Silver Award

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.

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

Juliette Girl Scouts: Ready to work on your Silver Award? You can have a parent approve your solo Silver Award project; make sure to list who you worked with in your Silver Award Reflection Form as well. Juliette parents should hold the Girl Scout's Silver Award project to the standards outlined in these Silver Award training resources above. If you have additional questions about Silver Award requirements, please email 

*Please note that parent Silver Award approval is for Juliettes only;  all other Silver Awards must be approved by the troop leader. 

IMPORTANT: As of Oct. 1, 2016, Girl Scouts who need to earn funds to support 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.


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 with any questions.


Leaders:  Access tutorials in gsLearn » (Log in required).

Additional Resources

 Completed Your Silver Award?

Fill out the Silver Award survey to let us know what your girls have accomplished!

Click here to download a fillable certificate you can give to your girls.