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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

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: