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Silver Award Girl Scouts

The Steps:

Step 1: Complete a Cadette-level journey. This can be started as a 6th grader. The options are Breathe, Amaze, Media, Think Like an Engineer, Outdoor, Outdoor STEM: Citizen Scientist, and Think Like a Programmer.

Step 2: (Strongly Recommended) – Attend a Strive for Silver class. This is a 60 minute class that will walk you through all the rules and guidelines, and answer all your questions about Silver.

Step 3: Select a Project Advisor. A Project Advisor is any adult who has expertise in the area of the girl’s project. This person does not need to be a Girl Scout.

Step 4: Select a Silver Award Mentor – Silver Award Mentors are trained volunteers who will review and approve your project proposal. They assist in making sure your project is meeting all of the necessary requirements. They will also serve as a resource for advice while working on the project.

Step 5: Decide on an idea and write up a Project Proposal. You will then submit your proposal to your Silver Award Mentor for approval.

Step 6: Work on your project as approved by your mentor and council. If you need to make changes, be sure to talk to your mentor first.

Step 7: Complete the Project. After your project is completed, you’ll need to fill out a Final Report that will need to be signed by your advisor. Your mentor will approve your final paperwork and submit your information to the GSHH council office. 

Step 8:  Celebrate! In March of each year, all Silver Award recipients are invited to a council-wide Ceremony. Here, you’ll receive your pin and certificate.



Some Deadlines:

  • Your Silver Award Project must be completed, including paperwork and submission, by September 30th of a girl’s 9th-grade year.
  • To be eligible for the March 2022 recognition ceremony, paperwork should be submitted by January 1st 2022.
Girl Scout Silver Award pin
Do Something Every Day that Improves the Lives of Those Around You

The Girl Scout Silver Award is the second-highest award in Girl Scouting. It represents a girl’s accomplishment within Girl Scouting and her community as she works to improve not only her life but the lives of all around her.

For more detailed information, please see the Girl Scout Silver Award Guidelines and the Adult Guide to the Silver Award (English Español).

Girls are asked to contribute 50 or more hours in a Take Action project that will improve some aspect of their community that they feel passionate about or where they feel they can inspire positive change. They are asked to use skills gained over the years, incorporate lessons gained from the journey they completed, and as always, take the Girl Scout Law and Promise to heart.

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

Tips and Tools:

Silver Award FAQ 
MapIt (see projects from around the country, or post your own) 
Silver Award Checklist for girls 

For questions or more information, please contact our Girl Award hotline at (914) 747-3080 x229 or (845) 452-1810 x229 or