The Girl Scout Silver Award is the highest award that a Girl Scout Cadette (grades 6-8) can earn. This award represents your commitment to making a difference in your community. It offers you a unique opportunity to affect powerful, positive change AND, by choosing to take this step and by being an active member of your community, you are saying "I CAN make a difference!"
Most importantly you choose a project that interests you. Where is your passion? What do you want to say? What will be your legacy to your community? Past Girl Scout Silver Award Projects have increased environmental awareness and provided healthy after school alternatives for local youth. The choices are only limited by your imagination and determination.
All Silver Award projects must be approved by Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes. Fill out the Silver Award Project Proposal form and submit it to your closest council office.
Final Reports must be submitted to Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes in order to receive the Girl Scout Silver Award. Leaders are responsible for purchasing the Girl Scout Silver Award Pin from a Council Shop. GSNWGL will provide a Girl Scout Silver Award Certificate at the completion of the project for each recipient.
If your Service Area is recognizing you for your accomplishments at the Service Area end-of-year banquet, all final reports are due to GSNWGL by March 31 of each year. All final paperwork that comes after that date will be recognized the following year. Contact your Service Area Manager or ManagerCommunity Development Manager/Coordinator to find out when and where the banquet will be.
For questions in regards to the Girl Scout Silver Award please contact your Community Development Manager/Coordinator.
- Girl Scout Cadettes (6-8th grade)
- All paperwork must be submitted and completed by the end of your last membership year of Cadettes, by September 30th of your 9th grade year
Steps to earning the Girl Scout Silver Award:
- Go on a Girl Scout Cadette Journey
- Once you complete your Journey, the suggested minimum time for earning the Girl Scout Silver Award is 50 hours
- Identify issues you care about
- Build your Girl Scout Silver Award Team (2-4) or decide to go solo
- Explore your community
- Pick your Take Action Project
- Develop your project
- Make a plan and put it into motion - submit project proposal to council
- Reflect, share your story and celebrate
- Complete the Final Report - All reports should be submitted to the Appleton Service Center, 4693 N Lynndale Drive, Appleton, WI 54913