Silver Award

Going for the Girl Scout Silver Award—the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette (grades 6-8) can earn—gives you the chance to show that you are a leader who is organized, determined, and dedicated to improving your community.

While the prerequisites and resources will be the same as listed on the GSUSA website,
Girl Scouts of Western Washington has our own system for Silver Award reporting. Our council reviews Silver Awards on a quarterly basis (Dec. 31, March 31, June 30 and Sept. 30) and notification is sent via email to girls and advisors two weeks after review.

Parts of the Girl Scout Silver Award:

See the Silver Award workbook for more information.

  • The prerequisite: one Cadette leadership Journey (Amaze!, Breathe or MEdia)
  • The project:
    • Identify a need in your community (outside of Girl Scouts)
    • Work alone or in a small group (no more than 3-4)
    • Go beyond community service to develop and implement a Take Action project making a sustainable and measurable impact
  • The paperwork: Submit the final report (with budget and time log) by September 30 following your 8th grade year. Late paperwork cannot be accepted. 


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Once your award is approved and submitted you should celebrate your achievements. Here are some ideas for meaningful ways to celebrate this outstanding accomplishment:

  • Write a story for our blog to share your experience with other teens (and girls considering earning their Silver Award)!
  • Work with your troop or service unit to put on a Silver Award ceremony and reception.
  • Visit the Ceremonies section to learn more about how to plan a great ceremony.
  • Notify your school and invite a council representative to your awards assembly.
  • Share your story on GSUSA’s Map It! feature. Click here to learn more!

    After earning the Silver Award, you've met one prerequisite for the Gold Award. Congrats!