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.
Recognizing that many schools, youth activities and community gatherings have been suspended, Girl Scouts of the USA has recommended that all councils extend Highest Awards deadlines to Dec. 31, 2020. Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland has accepted this recommendation and would like to provide additional information on how that impacts the Silver Award. We encourage you to continue with your project and discuss the project digitally with your troop and community partners. Please feel free to postpone events as necessary and continue to monitor state and local guidelines.
Silver Award Preapproval Forms need to be submitted no later than June 15, 2020. Silver Award Final Reports are due no later than Dec. 15, 2020 to allow time for review by the Highest Awards Review Committee. This extension provides flexibility for Girl Scout Cadettes, earning the Silver Award. This announcement is particularly relevant for 8th grade Cadettes who will bridge to the next program grade level officially on Sept. 30, 2020 and typically would be no longer eligible to earn the Silver Award. Please understand there will be a large influx of projects at the end of December and it will take up to 30 days for you to receive feedback. If you have questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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