Highest Award for Girls Grades 6-8
The Girl Scout Silver Award represents a girl's accomplishments in Girl Scouting and her community as she grows and works to improve her life and the lives of others. The first four requirements of the Girl Scout Silver Award help girls build skills, explore careers, gain leadership skills, and make a commitment to self-improvement.
The Girl Scout Silver Award Project can be undertaken upon approval of your project proposal. It can be done as an individual or with a group. If done with a group, a girl must be responsible for a specific part of the project and evaluate her contribution to the project and the group. All of the requirements for the Silver Award must be met before leaving the Girl Scout Cadette level.
Guidelines for the Girl Scout Silver Award
Girls 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 show that you are organized, determined, and dedicated to improving your community. Below are the Silver Award Guidelines to find out how you can achieve your Silver Award.
8 Easy Steps You'll Take to Earn Your Girl Scout Silver Award
- Go on a Cadette journey (aMAZE or Breathe (air), MEdia.
- Identify issues you care about.
- Build your Girl Scout Silver Award team or decide to go solo.
- Explore your community.
- Pick your Take Action project.
- Develop your project.
- Make a plan, submit your proposal and put it into motion.
- Reflect, share your story, and celebrate.
Congratulations! Believe it or not it is that easy!
Silver Award Requirements, Guidelines and Report Forms
Girls Project Proposal Form (Silver Award)
Final Report Form (Silver Award)
Award Requirements Bronze Silver Gold at a Glance
Girl Scout Highest Awards FAQ's (2009)
Do's and Don'ts
- Ask your advisor or an overseas committee-approved adult to be your project advisor.
- Find out if your overseas committee has a schedule for submission of reports for award ceremonies and plan accordingly.
- Follow all national and overseas committee guidelines for fundraising.
- Follow all safety-guidelines found in Safety-Wise.
- Be able to document your unique role, hours, and accomplishments if working with a group on the project.
- Be afraid to do an individual project following your own interests.
- Be afraid to use resource people whose knowledge or careers can make your Girl Scout Silver Award the best that it can be.
- Feel you need to have earned the Girl Scout Bronze Award in order to work on this award.
- Feel like you have to complete the Girl Scout Silver Award in order to "go for the Gold" at the next age-level.
In order to be eligible for the award, upon compleation of your project you must complete and submit your Final Report form, at the latest before September 30th (year of your entry into 9th grade). All of the requirements for the Silver Award must be met before leaving the Girl Scout Cadette level.
Evaluate your project with your Girl Scout Silver Award advisor.
Fill out the Girl Scout Silver Award Final Report form, have your advisor sign it, and submit it to your Girl Scout Overseas Committee.
Many Girl Scout councils honor Girl Scout Silver Awardees at a special ceremony in the spring of the year. Historicaaly, we have this ceremony at Songfest, traditionaly in March. Ceremonies can also be planned by individuals, groups, or troops to honor girls upon completion of their award.
Need inspiration? Here are some sample projects to get you thinking.
- Clean up a polluted stream for wildlife
- Create a "science nook" at a school
- Work with a federal natural resource agency on a Linking Girls to the Land project.
- Establish a sustainable food pantry in your community
- Host a walker "pit stop" for an extended breast cancer walk
- Learn to be clowns and visit hospitals or senior centers
- Make puppet boxes to accompany stories for Daisy and Brownie Girl Scouts
- Plan and coordinate a math day for younger girls
- Put on a bicycle safety fair in your community
- Start a sustainable recycling program at school
- Write and perform a puppet play to teach children safety tips they can use when not in school.
Paris Neighbourhood past projects
Girls be an inspiration! Please submit a short summary and photo of your recent Silver Award project.
More Useful Information
Silver Award FAQs (30Ko)
Silver Award Good to Great (17Ko)
Silver Award Benefits (20Ko)
Silver Award Parents (28Ko)
Silver Award Money and Leadership Project (102Ko)
Form Advisor Interest Gold Silver-1 (222Ko)
Form Silver Award Final Report (224Ko)