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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.

Girl Scout Silver Award pin

Hours note: Prior to your initial project proposal approval you can use up to 15 of the 50 hours spent on your project. The remaining hours must be completed after your proposal has been approved. 

Silver Award final report must be approved by Sept. 30th of the year you enter the 9th grade. Plan to submit your final report by September 1st so that there is ample time for the final review to take place.

If you want to be recognized at the Shine Ceremony the final project report must be submitted by March 31st. 

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




When you are ready to start working on your Silver Award, be sure to submit the Silver Award Proposal form and receive permission to move forward from GSSNE. If you plan to do any money earning or donation requests for your Silver Award project, please complete this form. Once you have completed your Silver Award project, submit your Silver Award Final Report for approval so we can celebrate your achievement with you!