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Girl Scouts earning their Silver Award

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.

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

Girls start by choosing an issue that they care about, and following these 3 steps

1. Complete Prerequisites

Girls complete one of the following Cadette Journeys:

  • Breathe. It’s Your Planet Love It!  
  • Amaze! It’s Your World – Change It!
  • Media. It’s Your Story - Tell It!
2. Create a Take Action Project

Girls implement a 50 hour (minimum) service project that will have a great impact on their community and complete the Silver Take Action Final Project Form.  They must be sure to fill out the form in its entirety.

Along with the form, girls should include pictures, flyers, and any other relevant information to create a portfolio.

It is paramount, and our committee is requesting, that all Final Reports submissions are presented in a binder, type or neatly legible penmanship (please check proper grammar and spelling), all questions answered in a separate Word document, must have leader or advisor signatures, a tallied time log, and finally that it contains supporting documentation; pictures, links to websites, blogs and/or screen shots of any social media and copies of flyers/surveys, notes and anything that tell us their story—their accomplishments.

3. Mail the Silver Award Take Action Final Project Report

Mail projects to:

Girl Scouts of Greater New York
Attn: Program Dept.
40 Wall Street, Suite 708
New York, NY 10005

Projects are reviewed by our volunteer committee, after which girls receive an approval or addendum letter.

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For more information on the Silver Award, and for upcoming training dates, contact Marlinda Cesar at 212.645.4000 x216.