Ready to help your community and earn one of the highest awards in Girl Scouting? Cadettes can team up with a small group of fellow Girl Scouts or work on their own. To earn the Silver Award, you will research an issue you care about, make a plan to address it, and then take action to improve your community.
Are in sixth, seventh, or eighth grade
Are a registered Girl Scout Cadette
Have completed a Cadette Journey
What are the deadlines for Silver Award?
Silver Award Final reports must be submitted no later than September 30 of a Girl Scout's ninth grade year.
Note: Girl Scouts who wish to attend the current year’s Silver Award Ceremony must submit their final reports by April 1 of that year. Those who miss the April 1 deadline can attend the following year.
Is the Silver Award proposal required?
Not yet! The Silver Award proposal is an optional resource that Girl Scouts San Diego is implementing to align with other councils and GSUSA Silver Award standards. The proposal is optional from October 1, 2023-April 30, 2024.
When will Silver Award proposal be required?
Beginning May 1, 2024, the Silver Award proposal will be a requirement for Girl Scouts San Diego Silver Award projects.
Will the proposal need to be submitted for projects that start before May 1, 2024?
No, Girl Scouts San Diego will not require a proposal to be submitted retroactively for projects that start before the required proposal implementation.
Does this proposal affect the procedures for the Bronze and Gold Awards?
No, the Silver Award proposal will not impact other highest awards. For more information about other highest awards procedures, check out our website.
How is the Silver Award proposal submitted?
The Silver Award proposal will need to be submitted via an online form. You can submit the online Proposal Form here.
When are Silver Award proposals due?
Silver Award proposals are due prior to starting the Silver Award project. It is a part of the “make a plan” step on the Silver Award at a Glace resource.
Who submits a proposal?
An individual Girl Scout or a group of Girl Scouts who want to get started on their Silver Award project must submit ONE proposal per project.
Who approves the Silver Award proposal?
The proposal is submitted to the Girl Scouts San Diego Highest Awards Team. Approval notifications will be sent via email within two weeks of the proposal submission. After May 1, 2024, the Silver Award cannot be started without approval from Girl Scouts San Diego.
Who approves the Silver Award Final Report?
Final Reports are approved by the troop leader or IRM adult guide.
How many Girl Scouts can work together on a Silver Award Project?
Girl Scouts may work independently or in a small group of 2-4 Girl Scouts.
When you support Girl Scouts earning their Silver Award, you’ll help them see their own power and be by their side as they make a lasting change in their community. Download this guide to get started today.