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
- Silver Award Guidelines for Girls
- Bronze and Silver Award Online Training (You must be 13 years or older to register for this online course. By clicking this registration link, you certify that you are at least 13 years old. This course is intended for adults. Use the code "awards2018")
- Bronze and Silver Award Workshops
- Silver Award Final Report Form Fillable PDF | MS Word
- Silver Award Adult Volunteer Guide | Spanish
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 April 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.
Cadette Girl Scouts who submitted their final reports between April 2, 2017 and April 1, 2018 will be recognized as members of our 2018 Silver Award Girl Scout class at our councilwide Silver Award Ceremony at Copley Symphony Hall at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 16.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (619) 610-0792.