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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 do big things and make your community better in the process.

COVID-19 Updates

Are you a 2020 Silver Award Girl Scout? If so, we want to hear from you! In place of our in-person 2020 Gold Award ceremony we want to feature you on our social media platfoms. To learn more on how you can be featured, please complete a Silver Award Media Submission form.

Due to the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, here are a few important updates for Girl Scouts working toward their Highest Awards:

The national deadline for completion of all Silver Award Final Project Report binders and Take Action projects has been extended to December 31, 2020 for all bridging Girl Scouts.

However, any GSGNY Girl Scout who would like to take part in the ceremony for this year must send in their projects by Monday, August 31.

PLEASE DO NOT MAIL YOUR BINDERS AND/OR PROJECTS INTO OUR OFFICE! Due to our office closure during COVID-19 and our mandate to be an all-remote workforce, we are not able to accept packages and mailings at our office.

If you’ve already sent in your materials or would like to change your take action project, please reach out to Marlinda Cesar-Wiley.

Girls start by choosing an issue that they care about, and following these 6 steps:

1. Complete Prerequisites

Girls complete one of the following Cadette Journeys:

2. Create a Take Action Project

Girls implement a 50 hour (minimum) Take Action Project that will have a great impact on their community and complete the Silver Award Final Report.  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.

For more information on the Silver Award, and for upcoming training dates, please contact Marlinda Cesar-Wiley.