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Silver Award

The 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 make an impact.

Girl Scout Cadettes will develop leadership skills by researching, planning, and implementing a 50-hour Take Action project that addresses an issue of their choice. Through their commitment to their communities, girls gain confidence and skills that will put them on a path to Gold Award success.

Download the Silver Award Guidelines to find out how.


How to earn the Silver Award:

Cadettes should keep an accurate and detailed time log recording hours for their project. In addition, girls should include pictures, flyers, videos, presentations, website links, and any other relevant information to create a portfolio. Once the project is complete, Girl Scouts may submit their projects through the online Silver Award Submission Form.

1. Complete Prerequisites

Cadette Girl Scouts may complete any of the following journeys to satisfy this requirement: Breathe, aMaZe, Media, Think Like an Engineer, Think Like a Programmer, or Think Like a Citizen Scientist.

2. Reflect on Your Take Action Project

Think about your passions, interests, and the issues you’ve observed in your community and the world. How can you make an impact by turning that into a Take Action Project? Does your project idea incorporate measurability and sustainability factors? Once you have developed your Take Action proposal, connect with your Troop Leader or Caregiver for approval to get started on your project.

3. Start the Silver Award Take Action Project

Once you have talked about your Silver Award project idea with your Troop Leader or Caregiver, it’s time to make a plan and put it into motion. ​If you are working as part of a team for your Silver Award Take Action Project, please make sure to follow team guidelines outlined in the Highest Awards FAQs.

4. Submit the Silver Award Final Project

Completed projects may be submitted through the virtual Silver Award Submission Form where they will be reviewed by the Highest Award Committee. It is important that responses to the questions on the submission form are well-thought out and takes us through your leadership journey. Supporting documentation (pictures, flyers, links to blogs and/or screen shots of any social media, etc.) can be uploaded through the form.


For more information, email customercare@girlscoutsnyc.org.