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Girl Scouts earning their Silver Award

Silver Award Girl Scouts

Due to COVID-19, the deadline for awards will be December 31, 2020.

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

Our Council's Silver Award Process

Let’s Get Started!

Girls must be in 6th, 7th, or 8th grade, and be a registered Girl Scout Cadette. The deadline for Silver Award final reports is September 30 as girls enter 9th grade.

  • Complete a Cadette Journey and Journey Project before beginning the Silver Award Project.
  • Each girl should complete her own Silver Award Notification Form. Troop leaders can collect and submit forms for the entire group.
  • Complete the Silver Award Take Action Project.
    • The Silver Award Project can now benefit Girl Scouts with prior approval from council.
    • The Silver Award Project can be done with a troop or group, or alone.
    • The suggested minimum time for completing the project is 50 hours per girl.
    • Do you have sponsors?  Use this form so expectations are understood.
    • Fundraisers may be held to support your project, and all fundraisers must be approved by the council in advance. See the  Money Earning Application form for more information.
    • Girl Scouts cannot raise money to be donated to another organization.
  • Each girl must complete the Silver Award Report with the project log. Questions must be answered by each girl in her own words and in her own handwriting. Typed forms will not be accepted.

Forms should be emailed to awards@girlscoutssa.org, faxed or mailed to the Mobile Service Center, or dropped off at either office. 

Final Reports are reviewed by council staff. The troop leader will be notified when the project is approved and pins may be purchased. The council will provide a certificate for each girl, available when needed. Certificates will be requested from the Governor and the Secretary of State for each girl, ordered in May and in October. Final reports received after May 1 or October 1 will be held for the next batch order.

Questions about awards?  Please contact our Awards Specialist, Jeannie Napper.