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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 do big things and make your community better in the process. Download the Silver Award guidelines to find out how.


To get started, watch the
Silver Award Workshop webinar


A representative from council will contact you within 7 business days with confirmation that you’ve completed the workshop. Now you can begin your Silver Award! Please keep in mind that the Silver Award requires a minimum of 50 hours (per girl), so be sure to plan accordingly. If you would like to be recognized at this year’s Young Women of Distinction, you will need to complete your project and fill out the Silver Award Final Report no later than March 15. Otherwise, you will be recognized at the following year’s ceremony.

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 opportunities in your community


Pick your Silver Award project


Develop your project


Make a plan and put it into motion


Reflect, share your story, and celebrate

If you need assistance, please contact and we will be happy to help you! Congratulations on making the decision to pursue your Silver Award, the highest honor a Girl Scout Cadette can earn!