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Girl Scouts earning their Silver Award

Silver Award Girl Scouts

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.

Recognizing the impact of COVID-19, Girl Scouts is offering a three-month extension from September 30 to December 31, 2020, to provide flexibility for Girl Scouts earning Highest Awards. Our Awards team is here to support you. If you need to discuss changes to project plans or have questions, contact awards@gshnj.org.

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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 any 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

Getting Started

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Leaders are required to view GSHNJ’s online Silver Award Tutorial before the girls begin their projects. Leaders should also review the Silver Award Money Earning Policies for guidance on how projects can be funded.

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Girl Scouts should review the Silver Award Guidelines to help them develop of solid project plan.

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Troops may request an a la carte Silver Award Workshop for five or more Girl Scouts.

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While formal pre-approval of project ideas is not required, Girl Scouts are welcome to reach out with their ideas to awards@gshnj.org. We’re happy to provide feedback and guidance.

Submission of Silver Award Projects

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The deadline for Silver Award submissions is September 30th of your 8th grade graduation year. If you're completing 8th grade in June 2021, your final report is due on September 30, 2021.

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NEW! Cadettes can now submit their projects to council using this online form. They must upload copies of their project budget, time log, and Troop Leader/Project Advisor's Endorsement form. Once submitted, council will process within 30 days.

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