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Girl Scouts earning their Silver Award

Silver Award Girl Scouts

When Girl Scout Cadettes focus on an issue they care about, learn the facts, and take action to make a difference, they gain the confidence and skills that will catapult them to lifelong success. It all adds up to the Girl Scout Silver Award—the highest honor a Cadette can achieve.  Download the Silver Award guidelines to find out how.

Girl Scout Silver Award pin
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

Girl Scout Silver Award Steps

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 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.  
Silver Award Forms & Resources

Silver take action projects should be submitted by September 30th of the Girl Scout year to be honored at the annual awards ceremony.

Project Fundraising

Girls can solicit funds as donations via donation letters.  Anything under $249 can be deposited directly into the girl’s troop account; anything over $250 must come to the council and then we will re-issue the funds upon completion of the Opportunity Fund form and send the check to the troop.  All High Award project monies must be retained by the troop since the girl has no individual “girl account”.

Girl Scouts should work closely with their troop leader for possible troop donations towards her project.  Of course, this would be voted on by the troop so all troop girls have an equal say as to if the troop should support their fellow Girl Scout.

The following  are some examples of fundraising activities that are permitted:

  • bake sale
  • car washes

GoFundMe is not permitted.

Troop Leaders should submit the Activity/Money Earning Application on behalf of the girl.  A parent/guardian may submit on behalf of Juliette Girl Scouts. 

Money Earning Notification Form

Please refer to Customer Care with any questions or concerns.

2021 High Award Deadline Update

Due to issues many girls/troops may have faced in completing their Bronze Award/Silver Award as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails has made the decision to extend the deadline for girls achieving their Bronze and Silver Awards.  The new deadline will be December 31st, 2021.  The Gold Award deadline will remain the same, September 30th, 2021 (or August 1, 2021, if the girl is a current high school 12th grade Senior).