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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 Girl Scout Cadette can achieve.

Download the GSUSA Silver Award Guidelines to find out how your girl can earn her award. 

Girl Scout Silver Award
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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 a Cadette Journey
 


Girl Scout Silver Award Steps
 
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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 Girl Scout Silver Award project
 

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Develop your project and submit your Girl Scout Silver Award Intent Form. Please note: Effective October 1, 2021, all Girl Scout Silver Award projects must be approved through this form before starting. 
 

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Reflect, share your story and celebrate! Once your project is finished, be sure to fill out the Girl Scout Silver Award Brag Sheet to receive official recognition.
 

Ready, Set, Take Action Trainings

This training provides Girl Scout Cadettes, parents and troop leaders with a basic understanding of the requirements and guidelines for earning the Girl Scout Silver Award, as well as an in-depth exploration into Take Action project standards. The Ready, Set, Take Action Training is NOT a required prerequisite of earning the Girl Scout Silver Award. To see a list of current Ready, Set, Take Action Trainings and to register, click here

Girl Scout Silver Award Important Dates
  1. March 15: Last date to submit the Girl Scout Silver Award Brag Sheet to be included in that year's Girl Scout Silver and Gold Award Ceremony. Girl Scout Silver Award Brag Sheets submitted after this date will be honored at the following year's ceremony. 
  2. June 1 (of 8th grade year): Last day to submit the Girl Scout Silver Award Intent Form
  3. September 30 (after 8th grade year): Last day to submit the Girl Scout Silver Award Brag Sheet
Girl Resources and Forms
  1. GSCP2P Girl Scout Silver Award Handbook
  2. Girl Scout Silver Award: Project Proposal Rubric- coming soon!
  3. Girl Scout Cadette: Getting Started with the Silver Award Activity: Mind Mapping
  4. Understanding Take Action Activity: How Take Action Projects Differ from Community Service Projects
  5. Girl Scouts Take Action Guide 
  6. Girl Scout Silver Award Intent Form: Submit your Girl Scout Silver Award Intent Form – one form per project. Plan to submit your form at least 30 days in advance of the start of your project to obtain GSCP2P approval.  Response is usually received within 14 business days. Once received, an e-mail will be sent to the Girl Scout Silver Award Committee to review and the girl will be contacted. 
  7. Girl Scout Silver Award Time Log and Budget
  8. Girl Scout Silver Award Brag Sheet: The Girl Scout Silver Award is leader approved! Once the project is finished, complete the Brag Sheet for official council recognition. You will receive a confirmation e-mail that you can bring to the counicl shop to purchase your Girl Scout Silver Award pin. 
  9. Additional Funding Application and Additional Funding Final Report
  10. Photo and Press Release Form 
Ways to Celebrate
  • Locally- Troops or service units may hold local pinning ceremonies. Girls and their families are encouraged to invite mentors, volunteers, community partners, local dignitaries and many others to celebrate in the successful completion of their project and the ways in which it helps a community. This can happen any time after the Girl Scout successfully completes her Girl Scout Silver Award. 
  • Council-wide- To recognize all the Silver Award Girl Scouts, GSCP2P hosts three Girl Scout Silver and Gold Award Ceremonies throughout our council footprint. This celebration is typically held on the Sunday after Mother’s Day in May.

To buy Girl Scout Silver Award pins and memorabilia, visit one of our shop locations or shop online. The Girl Scout Silver Award Pin is purchased by the troop after completion of the Girl Scout Silver Award Brag Sheet.

Troop Leader, Parent and Project Advisor Resources
Be sure and check back often for more resources!

 

Want to shout about your Girl Scout Silver Award project from the rooftops? We do too! Tell us your story so that we can share it with others. 

Need inspiration? Check out our 2020 Silver Award Girl Scouts here

Our Girl Scout Silver Award Committee is accepting applications!  Girl Scout Silver Award Committee members review Girl Scout Silver Award Intent Forms and provide guidance to those working on projects. Interested applicants need to have a strong interest in working with middle school ages girls. Experience with highest awards is preferred, but not required. Interested? E-mail info@girlscoutsp2p.org