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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, our Awards team is here to support you. If you need to discuss changes to project plans or require additional time to complete the project, contact to discuss next steps.

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 any 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

Getting Started


Leaders are required to view our Silver Award Training (available on gsLearn) before the girls begin their projects. Leaders should also review the Silver Award Money Earning Policies for guidance on how projects can be funded.


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


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


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

Submission of Silver Award Projects


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.


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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