The Girl Scout Silver Award

The Girl Scout Silver Award is the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette can earn. It represents a Girl Scout Cadette’s accomplishments in Girl Scouting and her community as she grows and works to improve her life and the lives of others. The Girl Scout Silver Award is NOT a prerequisite to the Girl Scout Gold Award; a girl may complete her Girl Scout Silver Award without attempting to complete her Girl Scout Gold Award, and vice versa. Also, a Girl Scout does not need to complete the Girl Scout Bronze Award before working on her Girl Scout Silver Award.

We encourage you to read the new guidelines at the

Girl Scouts USA web site

Tips for the Girl Scout Silver Award

  • Follow all national and council guidelines for fund raising.
  • Follow all guidelines in the Volunteer Essentials and Safety Activity Checkpoints.
  • Document personal work and hours put into the Take Action project.
  • Choose only a new service project to fulfill requirements. Don't use a project already completed.
  • A group project may only consist of between 2 and 4 girls.
  • The focus for the Take Action project (50 Hours) may not be Girl Scout related.

The Girl Scout Silver Award Project 
Once the prerequisite step is completed, (Completion of a Cadette Journey) girls may begin their actual Girl Scout Silver Award  Project. The council does not need to approve the project. If you are uncertain about whether the project meets the necessary criteria, please contact Gerri Gordon at ggordon@gsnetx.org. Remember, the Girl Scout Silver Award Project should be 50 hours in length. Be sure that the project has a leadership component which includes a planning and implementation phase, as well as evaluation of the completed Girl Scout Silver Award Project. The Girl Scout Silver Award Project must have a focus and not be a combination of several unrelated service projects. Girl Scout Silver Award Projects must adhere to the Volunteer Essentials and fundraising guidelines, where appropriate.  Remeber the project must be sustainable connecting locally or globally.

Key Deadlines for the Girl Scout Silver Award Project 

  • Girl Scouts may not begin working on the Girl Scout Silver Award (i.e., prerequisite) until they are in grades 6-8.
  • Girl Scouts have until September 30 of the fall they enter 9th grade year to submit their completed Girl Scout Silver Award Projects.

Forms for Submitting a Girl Scout Silver Award Project 
Once you have completed your prerequisite and Girl Scout Silver Award Project, please use the forms listed below to submit your paperwork for approval.

GSNETX Silver Award Final Budget

GSNETX Silver Award Final Project Plan Timeline

GSNETX Silver Award Final Report

Once the Girl Scout Silver Award has been approved, a congratulatory letter and certificate will be mailed to the individual Girl Scout. A copy of the letter and a postcard granting permission to purchase the Girl Scout Silver Award pin at any GSNETX shop will be mailed to the Girl Scout advisor listed on the final paperwork. Some Girl Scout Troops or Girl Scout Service Units may choose to have a special ceremony to pin the Girl Scout Cadettes who have earned the Girl Scout Silver Award in order to recognize their accomplishments.

Additional Questions about the Girl Scout Silver Award 
If you have additional questions or would like more information about the Girl Scout Silver Award, please contact Gerri Gordon at ggordon@gsnetx.org.

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