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Silver Award

Silver Award

The Girl Scout Silver Award is the highest honor a Cadette Girl Scout, (grades 6th-8th) can earn.

Project approval is the responsibility of the troop/group advisor. There is no council approval necessary for the Silver Award. Your Program Support Specialist can provide assistance and support or you can email highest.awards@gscolorado.org. Troop leaders should have girls complete the Silver Award Project Reflection Worksheet to keep for their records.

After your project is complete, you should “register” your project online to notify council and pay a processing fee all in one step (note – Silver Award pins cannot be purchased in person at the retail shop or through the online store). The Silver Award Pin and Certificate will be mailed to you within 10 days from when you submit the online registration. If you need to pay with Cookie Credits, please complete the Alternative Payment Form instead. If you need financial assistance, please complete an Opportunity Grant request instead. If you are unable to use the eBiz online system for any other reason, please call 303-607-4863.

Silver Award Requirements

The guidelines for the Silver Award require the completion of one Cadette Journey including the Take Action project part of the Journey. Detailed  project information is provided in the Girl Guidelines and the Adult Guidelines.

The Silver Award is a small team or troop award. Juliettes can form their own team  who do not have to be Girl Scouts. All of the requirements for the Silver Award must be met before Sept. 30 of the year girls finish 8th grade. The Silver Award is not a prerequisite for the Girl Scout Gold Award (for Girl Scouts in 9th-12th grade) but it does reduce the pre-requisite for the Gold Award from two Journeys to one.

The steps are:

  • Go on a Girl Scout Cadette Journey.
  • Build your Silver Award team.
  • Explore your community.
  • Choose your Girl Scout Silver Award project.
  • Make a plan.
  • Put your plan in motion.
  • Spread the word  - share your story on the GSCO blog.
  • Reflect on your project and what you’ve accomplished.
  • Submit the Silver Award Council Notification to receive your pin, certificate, and credit in the monthly blog and annual awards booklet.