Girl Scout Silver Award
The Silver Award is the highest award earned by Cadette Girl Scouts. This Award acknowledges achievements in leadership development, with community based actions (outside of Girl Scouts) having a sustainable element and incorporating personal growth.
The Project Advisor, while not required, is key to moving the project from good to great. This project involves girl led, outcome based, sustainable leadership projects based in the girls community. A project is considered leadership when the girls address the "Root Cause" of an issue they are passionate about and which incorporates "with" the community (not service based) "for" the community.
A "suggested minimum" of 50 hours with emphasis on quality of the project not quantity of hours. Girls will be working in groups of 2-4, while still demonstrating their unique leadership role. Pre-approval is available by contacting email@example.com. A Silver Award Final Report Form is required to be filled out by each girl emphasizing her unique leadership role. Silver Award pin distribution is restricted and available through a letter from council authorizing distribution through a council shop. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Silver Award Forms and Fact Sheet
- Silver Award Fact Sheet (200.28 KB)
Step by Step Instructions on the Silver Award
- Silver Award Packet (2.26 MB)
Award expectations and helpful tips & examples
- Journey Silver Final Report Form – Fill-In (261.18 KB)
Turn this form in to receive your congratulations letter from GSWPA. (Download the page. Save it to your computer. Then, add your information and save again before you submit.)
- Silver Award Hour Log (36.5 KB)
Optional Hour log Format
- Silver Press Release (49.64 KB)
Save, fill in save again and send to your paper
- Silver Parent guide (14.24 KB)
Parent/Guardian ways to support your Cadette going for the Silver Award
- Sample Donation letter (11.8 KB)
Donation letter to use as an example. If you are under 18 then make sure you have an adult signature also
- Money earning (16.56 KB)
Rules and guideline from GSWPA for money and the Silver Award
- Insurance request form (120.22 KB)
For community based Silver Award projects where the community organization does not provide insurance