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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.

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

Troop leaders determine if and when their girls earn the Silver Award. Submit signed copies of final report forms to Girl Scouts San Diego. When we receive a girl's final report, we'll send her a save-the-date for a councilwide ceremony where she'll be presented her Silver Award pin and certificate.

Cadettes must submit their final reports by March 1 to participate in that year's June ceremony. The absolute deadline to submit a final report and earn her Silver Award is Sept. 30 of a girl's ninth grade year. Bridging Cadettes officially become Seniors on Oct. 1 each year and are no longer eligible.

In addition to the councilwide ceremony, we encourage leaders to celebrate this accomplishment within their troop or service unit. We carry a selection of gifts for Highest Awardees, including patches and accessories, in our stores.

Questions? Contact Steph Dawes at or (619) 610-0792.