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Girl Scout Silver Award

​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 show that you are a leader who is organized, determined, and dedicated to improving your community.  In order to fully understand what is required of girls, please refer to the Silver Award Guidelines for Girls, the Silver Award Adult Volunteer Guide, and the FAQs.   

Many service units are honoring Silver Award recipients with a recognition ceremony. To find out what is happening with your service unit, contact your membership manager or service unit team. 

For more information about the Silver Award, please contact Cindy Beals, Manager, Girl Awards & Teen Experience, at CindyBeals@gsksmo.org or (816) 759-3021.


Below is an overview of the requirements to earn the Girl Scout Silver Award. 

Girl Scout Silver Award Pre-Requisites

Girls must be in 6th, 7th, or 8th grade (or equivalent) and a registered Girl Scout Cadette 
AND 
Complete a Cadette Journey

Girl Scout Silver Award Steps
  1. Identify issues you care about. 
  2. Build your Girl Scout Silver Award team or decide to go solo. 
  3. Explore your community. 
  4. Pick your Silver Award project. The Silver Award project must be done in the local community (beyond the Girl Scout community). 
  5. Develop your project. 
  6. Make a plan and put it into motion. 
  7. Reflect, share your story, and celebrate.

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