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
Here is a check list of requirements to complete your Silver Award!
- Complete a Cadette Journey, either independently or with your Troop.
- Make the solution sustainable! Find a partner in the community to work with, either by brainstorming it yourself, or by referring to the GSNMT website for community partners.
- Submit a Silver Award Intent Form (form found below)
- Submit any applications for fundraising or in kind donations to Council—Keep in mind that you must be approved for fundraising prior to completion of the project. Refer to page 80 of Volunteer Essentials for a detailed description of GSNMT’s policies.
- Complete 50 hours of service on the approved project—documenting all the fun along the way!
- Submit your Final Report to the Silver Award Liaison.
If you need support along the way, remember you can always ask for help and refer to the resources listed below:
- Council Silver Award Liaison: Vanessa Wheeler 505-923-2525
- Your Cadette Journey
- The Silver Award Documents below
GSNMT Silver Award Support and Paperwork:
- Silver Award Intent Form
- Silver Award Final Report Form
- Gift in Kind / Donation Form
- Money Earning Application
- Media Release Form
Silver take action projects should be submitted by September 30th of the Girl Scout year to be honored at the annual awards ceremony.