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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

Parents / Leaders:  If your girls have earned their Silver Award, please submit a Recognition Request Form in order to report that they have earned the award.  This form also authorizes you to purchase their Pin from our shops.

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

Training and Resources

Silver PPT Image

GSHS has developed a special downloadable training presentation to help you prepare to earn your Girl Scout Silver Award. Click HERE to download this helpful resource and get ready to  Go for Silver!

GSUSA also has a Silver Award video on Girl Scouts at Home that explains the process and is a great resource for girls called Explore the Silver Award.